As budget season begins for school districts across the state, local administrators are evaluating how much of the $27.7 billion in state aid they can expect.
The figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget show a year-to-year funding increase of $956 million, or 3.6 percent, according to documents released by the Department of Education. Most districts in Southold and Riverhead Towns are expected to see varying levels of increases. READ
Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District reached a compromise with Suffolk County Community College over property tax abatements granted by the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency to the culinary school building in downtown Riverhead. 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
The Riverhead School District approved price increases for adult meals served throughout the district’s cafeterias at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Aurelia Henriquez will retain her position as superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District for an additional two years. Although a proposed extension of her contract was not listed on the school board’s agenda Tuesday night, it was approved 4-2, with members Laurie Downs, Brian Connelly, Elizabeth Silva and Therese Zuhoski in favor and president Susan Koukounas and vice president Christopher Dorr rejecting the proposal. READ
Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez approached the microphone at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the Riverhead High School cafeteria with a bright smile on her face.
“Tonight I’d like to celebrate our teachers and our leaders,” Dr. Henriquez said, “by announcing that four of our schools are in good standing with the state.” READ
Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District urged the Suffolk County IDA not to grant an enhanced 10-year tax exemption to the owner of the Suffolk County Community College’s culinary school that would result in no property taxes being paid over a 10-year period.
The comments came at a public hearing held before the county IDA Wednesday. READ
An unloaded airsoft gun was found in a backpack at Riverhead Middle School Thursday morning, according to a message posted on the district website from Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez. READ