East Hampton School Board Readies for Year

The East Hampton School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to go over its goals for the coming school year.

One item that's not on the agenda is a plan to replace Patricia Hope, who resigned from the board late last month.

"We just had a lot of business before school opened," said J.P. Foster, the president of the school board, when asked why the board had added a meeting to its August schedule.

The board will, however, handle other appointments at its meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Richared Burns has recommended that Ingrid Tejada be appointed to a special education teaching position. Also, the superintendent recommended several people for non-tenure positions for the school year: Kristyn Reisert for Spanish, Kylie Tekulsky for English as a second language, and Kyle Anello for technology education. Also several others will be appointed as leave replacements.

Michelle Kennedy has resigned as the interscholastic varsity girls tennis coach, and will be replaced by Catherine Helfand, formerly the junior varsity girls tennis coach.

Also on the agenda, the board will approve a tuition agreement with the Wainscott School District for the upcoming school year.

The meeting will be held in the boardroom at the high school at 6:30 p.m. An executive session is scheduled beforehand, but the board did not specify the subject of the closed-door portion of the meeting.

In other school district news, orientation for incoming kindergarteners will be held at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Parents of incoming fourth-graders have been invited to an informational meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at in the multipurpose room to learn about "the new structure and expectations for fourth grade.