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  • Since the Springs School announced the first-ever Mystery Art Sale earlier this spring, nearly 450 submissions have poured in from all over and more works still trickling in
  • After weeks of review, the Springs School Board presented a final 2014-15 budget of $26.6 million last Thursday. Since last month’s meeting, the proposed budget has gone up more than $300,000, mainly due to an increase in enrollment and the consequent need for more personnel.

    According to Eric Casale, the principal, enrollment now stands at 733 students in grades pre-K to 8. A year ago at this time, Springs had 701 students. Already, said Mr. Casale, 30 children have registered for pre-K in the fall and 62 for kindergarten.

  • Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, which left 20 children and 6 adult staffers dead, school districts around the country have ramped up their security procedures, preparing for worst-case scenarios while simultaneously scrambling to institute costly fixes during lean budgetary times. The East Hampton School District is no exception.
  • On Tuesday night, following months of intense debate, the East Hampton School Board convened its last line-by-line budget workshop of the 2014-15  school year. Isabel Madison, the district’s assistant superintendent for business, led the presentation of the final budget numbers.

  • In a given month, Liz Dobbs oversees 20,000 meals — a combination of breakfast, lunch, and dinner — for the 530 students enrolled at the Ross School.

    Recently, the Daily Meal, a culinary website, named Ross’s among the top 10 school lunches in the country. Ranked at number four, the school received particular recognition for its locally sourced and diverse menu.

  • Following months of debate and a line-by-line dissection of next years budget, the East Hampton School Board has decided to go above the state-mandated 2 percent cap on tax levy increases
  • At the John M. Marshall Elementary School, egg-shaped student response systems, called ActiVote, encourage whole-class participation while helping to administer periodic assessments.
  • Early this week, as lawmakers raced to the finish line before Tuesday’s start of the state’s new fiscal year, a proposal to increase access to mental health services for South Fork students cleared a hurdle, with $150,000 earmarked in the approved budget
  • The East Hampton School Board decided during a budget workshop Tuesday evening to go above the state-mandated 2-percent cap on tax levy increases, meaning 60 percent of voters will have to approve the 2014-15 budget for it to pass in May.
  • David Douglas, East Hampton High School’s vocal director, sees next month’s trip to Italy as a potential life-changer for the more than two dozen students who sing with Camerata, the school’s mixed choral group.

    While in Rome, the group will perform during a Saturday evening mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the eve of Holy Week, in addition to two separate concerts in Lucca and Venice.