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.
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.
As schools across the state anticipate third through eighth grade testing in English language arts and math to begin next week, a survey of school districts between Bridgehampton and Montauk this week showed fewer children seem to be opting out this year.
Feedback from roughly 500 Sag Harbor residents favored purchasing the former Stella Maris Regional School and transforming it into a center for early childhood education, according to survey results released last week by the Sag Harbor School District.