Education

Senior pranks gone too far at East Hampton High School have resulted in about 50 students losing the privilege of attending their senior banquet on June 24, school officials said this week.
They stitched seams, hemmed skirts, and sewed buttons with all the energy and expertise of enthusiastic novices, often complimenting each other’s work and sometimes making mistakes, but mostly chatting about the things one might expect from 16 high school girls: class projects, after-school plans, and who texted who about what.
Sag Harbor School Board members questioned whether the scope of the work has changed without the knowledge of the board or the public.
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The East Hampton School District now has tougher anti-substance abuse rules in its policy manual.
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center of East Hampton will benefit from a barn dance on Saturday at Kilmore Farm in Wainscott.
A New York State Supreme Court jury concluded this week that the East Hampton School District should pay Sandpebble Builders about $750,750 related to the construction contract the two signed more than 10 years ago for major renovations to all three school buildings in East Hampton.
East Hampton School District officials confirmed Friday that senior pranks carried out by high school students on Thursday were serious in nature and would lead to consequences.
Saying the Montauk Teachers Association had abused public comment sessions at school board meetings while contract negotiations were underway, the Montauk School Board axed public comment during the three most recent board meetings.