As a national discussion about water quality — specifically in relation to lead levels — grew in the aftermath of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., local school districts began looking internally, testing their own water for the hazardous metal. READ
For more than 15 years, Laurie Downs has attended nearly every Riverhead Board of Education meeting.
She is not an administrator, nor has she ever attended the meeting as an elected member of the board.
That’s about to change. READ
In response to the large numbers of students who have opted out of state-mandated testing in previous years, New York State education officials recently compromised by agreeing to hold off until 2020 on tying test results to teacher ratings.
The number of students opting out of state-mandated math assessments this year increased across the board on the North Fork, mirroring a trend seen last week with the required English Language Arts tests.
Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen has pitched a nearly $72 million school budget for the 2016-17 school year, representing a 4.75 percent increase in the tax levy. READ
After years of sterling fiscal health reviews, both Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts have been designated as “susceptible to financial stress” by the state comptroller’s office, which said the two districts are in danger of increased financial instability if trends continue.
But superintendents for both districts said the comptroller’s office’s findings are inaccurate and don’t represent the districts’ overall fiscal health. READ
Shoreham-Wading River athletic director Mark Passamonte was honored last week with a proclamation from Legislator Sarah Anker for his effort to “reform sports safety measures with the Shoreham-Wading River School District.” READ
The Shoreham-Wading River school board approved colors for new tennis courts at Tuesday’s meeting and addressed concerns about current construction at Miller Avenue Elementary School. READ