The Riverhead school board hired at its meeting Tuesday 20 election inspectors and 12 poll clerks for the upcoming $78.3 million school bond vote scheduled for Oct. 11. The board also selected four chairpersons for the vote.
Election employees will be paid $10 an hour for the position, though district employees will be paid time and a half for overtime hours worked, according to a copy of the agenda.
Polling will take place at four locations: Riley Avenue Elementary School; Phillips Avenue Elementary School; Aquebogue Elementary School; and at the high school. Residents will vote at the school where children in their household would attend elementary school, except for those living within the Roanoke Avenue district. Those residents would vote at the high school.
The board accepted a donation of 52 copies of a book titled “Seeking the Past” from Riverhead Free Library.
It also accepted a $198.70 donation for Pulaski Street School and a $1,030.98 donation to the high school from Target to be used for school supplies. One percent of all purchases made using a Target Redcard credit card benefit a school of the customer’s choice.
School board vice president Greg Meyer, who is also a member of the district’s booster club committee, said during the meeting the district will be encouraging various booster clubs to set up PayPal accounts to accept donations.
He said assistant superintendent for administration and finance Sam Schneider has put together literature to help booster members set up accounts. Mr. Meyer stressed that this would be just a suggestion as the district has no jurisdiction over the booster clubs.
“We’re just trying to make things easy for everyone,” he said.