Backpacks filled with donated school supplies awaited children at the Springs School on Tuesday morning when school opened for the 2016-17 school year. Christine Sampson
Francesca Bittan, a resident of East Hampton, labeled backpacks with grade level at the UJA-Federation's Supplies for Success backpack assembly event at the Ross School last week.Aleksandra Saland

Petition to make Boy Scouts coed has 5,200 signatures
Sydney Ireland, right, is on a campaign to get the Boy Scouts of America to let her participate in its programs. She hopes to become an Eagle Scout like her brother, Bryan, left. Gary Ireland

Katy Graves, the Sag Harbor School District superintendent, pictured here during a school event in March, received a one-year contract extension on Monday. Christine Sampson

The McCoy Bus Company and Montauk Student Transport have filed an Article 78 complaint against the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts over a transportation agreement the two districts signed in April. Christine Sampson

With a buyer already lined up for the Route 114 property where the East Hampton School District keeps and maintains its buses, the district is again talking about a bus barn on its own property. Morgan McGivern