Residents in the Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts gave their administrations a vote of confidence Tuesday, approving proposed spending plans in both communities with two additional ballot propositions also receiving support in Riverhead.
Julia Volonts sits across from her new teenage client in a combination art studio and office in Brooklyn. A blank piece of paper sits on a table in front of him. She prompts the teen to use colored pencils to draw a shape representing himself.
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