As schools across the state anticipate third through eighth grade testing in English language arts and math to begin next week, a survey of school districts between Bridgehampton and Montauk this week showed fewer children seem to be opting out this year.
Feedback from roughly 500 Sag Harbor residents favored purchasing the former Stella Maris Regional School and transforming it into a center for early childhood education, according to survey results released last week by the Sag Harbor School District.
As the May 17 school budget vote and school board member election approaches, residents still have a number of chances to observe or take part in the budget development process in several local school districts.
Amid continued opposition from parents and community members to the installation of an artificial turf field at Pierson Middle and High School, the Sag Harbor School Board on Monday rejected two bids from companies trying to obtain a contract to do the work.
A single-stall, handicapped-accessible restroom at East Hampton High School, outside the cafeteria and near a pair of boys and girls bathrooms, has been designated as “gender neutral” thanks to the efforts of two students.
In response to an invitation from the Amagansett School Board, a crowd of about 100 gathered at the school on Saturday morning for a discussion of the East Hampton Housing Authority’s plan to build a 40-unit affordable housing complex in the hamlet.
From the first budget workshop to the second, Springs School administrators whittled down their proposed 2016-17 budget by more than $375,000, but it was still not enough to keep the district’s budget below the state-mandated tax levy cap.