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  • <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.

  • 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.