Parents of students at Phillips, Roanoke and Riley elementary schools have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next school year now that the state has declared them as “focus schools” as a result of low student test scores.
The Riverhead Board of Education formally voted Wednesday night to send a $136.3 million budget to voters. The budget calls for a 3.77 percent increase in the tax levy and a 4.38 percent increase in district spending. READ
Most local school districts are already out of snow days and are hoping to squeak by without having to use any more for fear of having to open during break.
Riverhead Board of Education members defended the district’s handling of an alleged school shooting plan earlier this month, which police ultimately deemed was “not a threat.” READ
New York State’s adopted budget for 2015-16 includes increases in school aid for all of the districts in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The budget increases school aid by 6.2 percent statewide. (more…)
The Riverhead school board voted to limit the kinds of contracts Superintendent Nancy Carney can sign without needing board authorization, arguing that it protects taxpayers and adds extra oversight to limit mistakes.
The superintendent had been able to sign off on contracts under $25,000 without board approval. That limit was decreased to $10,000 or less. (more…)
As young immigrants known as “border children” continue to reunite with families in Riverhead, the school district is reporting an influx of non-English-speaking students — and is unable to find the necessary personnel to accommodate their growing numbers.
Through July of this year, 4,244 “border children” have ended up in New York State, many fleeing their violence-plagued homelands in Central America, according to data released by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ office of refugee resettlement. (more…)