With 52 children signed up by the May 20 deadline for full-day prekindergarten next year, the East Hampton School District has avoided a lottery to decide who would fill the 54 places it contracted for at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.
Voters from Bridgehampton to Montauk reacted favorably on Tuesday to their school districts’ proposed 2016-17 spending plans, easily passing all eight budgets, including two that pierced the state-imposed cap on tax levy increases.
Parents of some of the Amagansett School’s youngest students reported last week that the school administration had restored the swimming program at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter for 4-year-olds in the school’s prekindergarten program.
Voters turned out in higher-than-usual numbers on Tuesday in Bridgehampton to approve the school district's $13.78 million budget by 161 to 78, or 67.4 percent, making it one of two schools on the South Fork to pierce the tax levy cap.