Riverhead Central School District will see a contested school board election this year as two newcomers challenge a pair of incumbents for two available seats.
Jerome Bost of Riverhead and Matthew Wallace of Calverton are seeking three-year terms. They’ll face off against incumbents Laurie Downs and Elizabeth Silva.
The Riverhead Board of Education has approved a $144.4 million budget for the 2019-20 academic year.
Riverhead Central School District will consider bringing a drunk-driving education program to the district as per the request of mothers of Troop 161 — including Alisa McMorris of Wading River, whose son was killed by an alleged drunk driver last year. READ
The voice of NJROTC cadet Kellia Daniels echoed through the Riverhead High School auditorium Tuesday night.
Four other cadets followed behind her, marching across the stage and presenting the color guard to honor U.S. Army Private First Class Garfield Langhorn, who died 50 years ago last week. READ
Riverhead High School student body president Michael Cunningham began speaking before the Board of Education in November.
Michael, a 17-year-old senior, offers the board updates and concerns presented from a student perspective. READ
Two Riverhead school district retirees and one current employee sit side by side in the high school auditorium, facing the board members at the front of the room. The auditorium is silent. Most board members are smiling.
When the trio is called to the front of the room by board president Susan Koukounas, they’re met with a standing ovation from roughly 60 audience members. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education unanimously approved using $1.67 million through the district’s repair reserve fund for 20 renovation projects throughout the district. READ
After recent incidents involving reports of weapons on school grounds, security was the hot topic at Tuesday’s Riverhead Board of Education meeting. About 60 people attended and five parents spoke publicly about their concerns.
The complaints follow incidents over the last three weeks in which a BB gun was found in a Riverhead High School student’s backpack, an airsoft gun was found in a student’s bag at the middle school and an altercation involving three students outside the high school prompted one of them to pull out a knife. READ