education

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will continue to provide the East Hampton School District’s full-day prekindergarten program, but should demand exceed capacity, district officials warned Tuesday that a lottery format would be used to select students for the program.
The Amagansett School Board unanimously adopted a $10.47 million 2016-17 budget proposal that will increase the tax levy by $327,000, or 3.74 percent, piercing the New York State-imposed tax levy cap.
The critically acclaimed documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which covers the widespread problem of sexual assault on college campuses, will be screened on Monday at the East Hampton Library.
In a little more than two weeks, an organic chicken sandwich was covered in fuzzy, bluish mold, while ones from the East Hampton Middle School cafeteria and McDonald's appear almost exactly as they did when Tycho Burwell first brought them home.
Not every school has teachers trained to help those with dyslexia, and it is not a separate option on a student’s individualized education program, or I.E.P., which outlines a set of specific services to help those with special needs.
The majority of the Bridgehampton School Board has endorsed piercing the tax cap, citing direction from residents who came to its two community forums and asked the district to preserve several key programs for students, as well as their own individual perceptions of the district’s financial picture.
Plans for a Bridgehampton School garden and farm stand at the corner of Montauk Highway and Lockwood Avenue have continued to evolve since two Bridgehampton teachers pitched the idea to the school board in December.
Those who are interested in running for school board seats in South Fork districts must hand in their nominating petitions by April 18.
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.