Education

Fifteen of the Ross Lower School’s littlest students raced around the school’s playground on Tuesday cradling potted seedlings in their small but capable hands. They were charged with an important task: Finding places to plant them among the gardens at the edges of the playground.
Contingencies eliminated and salaries sliced as school strives to meet tax cap.
The Bridgehampton School District will need a supermajority of voters to approve its 2016-17 budget or will have to go back to the drawing board after adopting a budget proposal last week that pierces the state-imposed cap on tax-levy increases.
Although initial reports indicated there might be a big drop, on the South Fork, in the number of students refusing to take state tests in English and math for grades three through eight this year, when testing began, on April 5, the numbers corresponded to the moderate increase elsewhere on Long Island.
The East Hampton School Board unanimously adopted its 2016-17 budget proposal, in the amount of $66,721,301, during an eventful Tuesday night meeting in which it granted tenure to several teachers, hired a teacher for what had been a difficult-to-fill position, hired a transportation consultant, heard about the long-standing Sandpebble Builders...
The Sag Harbor School District on Tuesday adopted a 2016-17 budget of $38,773,988, an increase of about 3.25 percent over the current budget.
The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center will bring in the deputy commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department for a talk on Monday in its Thinking Forward Lecture Series.
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. 
The Montauk School Board adopted its proposed 2016-17 budget on April 12, putting $18,978,163 up for community approval on May 17.