When the Montauk School Board meets on Tuesday it is expected to approve the district’s proposed 2016-17 budget in the amount of $18.9 million, a decrease of $49,000 or .08 percent from the current year’s budget.
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.