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  • Since Gina Kraus gathered her staff last Tuesday to announce that she would not be granted tenure and that her role as an administrator would end in June, parents have mobilized in defense.
  • Since Gina Kraus, the principal of the John M. Marshall Elementary School, gathered her staff last Tuesday to announce that she would not be granted tenure and that her role as an administrator would end in June, parents have mobilized in defense.
  • Unlike last year, no cuts are planned for the coming 2013-14 year.
  • If the superintendent’s recommendation holds, Ms. Kraus will have to step down as principal at the end of June.
  • Courtney Sale Ross, who founded the Ross School in East Hampton more than 20 years ago, is officially plotting a new course.
  •     For those dreaming of a quick jaunt to the tropics, look no further than East Hampton High School’s auditorium, where “South Pacific” will be staged this weekend. The Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical, which unfolds on a faraway island during World War II, has been a perennial favorite since first produced on Broadway in 1949.

  •     On Tuesday night, the East Hampton School Board convened the third of five budget workshops planned for the 2013-14 academic year.
        According to preliminary figures, while the high school’s budget is slated to decrease by nearly $25,000 from last year’s budget of $388,000, the district’s physical education, driver’s education, health, and athletic budget will see a $10,000 increase over last year of more than $1 million.

  • Big-ticket items included in the Springs School District’s preliminary budget for the next school year .
  •     In less than two weeks this month, the East Hampton School Board suspended five of its employees — three bus drivers and two mechanics. At the board’s Feb. 5 meeting, members voted unanimously to retroactively suspend two of the district’s bus drivers, effective Feb. 1. Two weeks later, in a Feb. 15 note sent by Richard J. Burns, district superintendent, to parents and staff, he announced that an additional three transportation department employees had been suspended for an indeterminate period of time.

  • The hope of several school administrators and parents is that the recent suicides will precipitate real change.