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  •     The three-member board of the tiny Wainscott School voted unanimously last week to adopt a $3,458,857 budget for the 2013-14 school year. No members of the public were present.
        The proposed budget includes a $45,603 decrease in spending from last year’s $3.5 million. The proposed tax levy is $2,706,957.

  • After a year described by many parents and staff as alternately chaotic and mismanaged, the three openings on the East Hampton Board of Education are shaping up to be an unusually contested race.
  •    After weeks of tears, tension, and tumult, Tuesday night’s meeting of the East Hampton School Board seemed tame.
        Following months of line-item budget workshops, during which board members sparred over the cost of sheet cakes and field trips, all seven of them voted to adopt a $64,238,501 budget for the coming school year.

  •     After two years of legal back and forth, more than two-dozen employees at Springs School have a collective bargaining agreement with the district. It was approved unanimously on Monday at a meeting of the Springs Board Education. Each member of the Civil Service Employees Association had similarly voted in favor of passage.

  • The East Hampton School Board is looking to slice nearly $1 million from the 2013-14 district budget
  • In the last two years alone, the perennially cash-strapped Springs district has received more than $800,000 in owed tuition money after being continually overcharged.
  • Come September, she will return to her former position as an elementary school teacher.
  • <P>“We’re doing everyone a disservice if we put aside the idea of consolidation,” Arthur Goldman, a teacher at East Hampton High School said. “The board has to take a leadership role here.”
  • Tears, anger over elementary principal’s ouster
  •     Since she first started seeing pediatric patients more than 30 years ago, Gail Schonfeld has bemoaned the dearth of mental health services for children and adolescents on the East End.
        With waiting lists stretching six months or more, not to mention the difficulty of transportation and the lack of clinicians who accept insurance, Dr. Schonfeld finally took matters into her own hands.