Education

While every municipality in New York State is facing an almost-zero limit on increases in taxes, the state tax cap, first adopted in 2012, is particularly onerous for school districts.
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
To remain under New York State’s tax levy cap, the Amagansett School District would be limited to a .16-percent tax levy increase, or $14,000, in the 2016-17 school year, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the school board as its preliminary budget was unveiled on Feb. 23.
The East Hampton School District unveiled preliminary estimates at a school board meeting Tuesday for how much it would cost to build a bus barn on its high school campus.
The Sag Harbor School District will ask the community during the annual school board and budget vote in May whether it should issue bonds to buy and renovate the Stella Maris Regional School.
At the Springs School District’s first budget workshop for the 2016-17 academic year on Monday, figures showed that expenses could outpace revenue by more than $860,000.
Musical tackles mature topics, but student talents were up to the challenge.
Eight teenagers from around the South Fork will be the presenters tomorrow at the Parrish Art Museum’s first Teen PechaKucha Night Hamptons.
A series of workshops for parents, educators, and community members about the challenges faced by students today will begin Tuesday at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.