Girls hoops title game forces Riverhead to push back board meeting

ROBERT O'ROURK PHOTO | Jalyn Brown has helped lead the Blue Waves into the County Finals this year as the No. 3 seed.

The Riverhead girls basketball team is the toast of the town right now and the buzz surrounding Tuesday night’s Suffolk County championship game has forced the school board to push its meeting back one night.

The board was scheduled to meet beginning with an executive session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night, just 30 minutes after the girls tip off in Farmingdale. A budget discussion is on the agenda for the meeting.

School board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse said in a press release Monday morning that the board will instead meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, so board members, teachers and administrators can attend Tuesday’s game.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for our student-athletes, and we wanted to make sure that our community did not have to choose between the game and our budget discussion,” Ms. Cotten-DeGrasse wrote.

Public session is expected to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria.

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