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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.
Just days after the Child Development Center of the Hamptons announced it would close at the end of the school year, an online petition surfaced seeking support to keep the school open.
In a vote of 736 to 595, voters approved a referendum to buy the former Stella Maris school building and renovate it with a price tag of $10.23 million.
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.
Amagansett voters passed the school district's $10.47 million budget proposal on Tuesday night, with 63 percent saying yes to the over-the-tax-cap spending plan.
Results from school budget votes and board elections have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Montauk, and Wainscott so far.
Citing financial constraints and continued declining enrollment, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, the South Fork’s only charter school, formally announced on Tuesday that it will close at the end of the school year.
There's a race in Montauk, but in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, Sagapon­ack, and Wainscott are running unopposed.
Residents of local school districts will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of eight school budgets, including two that are over the state-imposed limit on tax levy increases.