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  •        A line-by-line dissection of the East Hampton School District’s 2014-15 budget continued on Tuesday night, as school board members pored over items related to technology and special education.

           Chuck Westergard, who manages the district’s information systems, presented a proposed technology budget of $537,015, an $8,000 decrease from last year.

  •        On Monday night, for the first time, the Springs School Board pinned a specific number on the budget it is considering for the 2014-15 school year —$26.24 million — and discussed how it would impact taxpayers.

           That number represents a $921,221, or 3.62-percent, increase over this year’s $25.4 million budget. The tax rate would increase by just over 4.4 percent, and the tax levy would increase by 3.18 percent.

  •        Talk of student enrollment ruled the night last week at the Springs School, as nearly two dozen people turned out for a second budget workshop session for the 2014-15 school year.

  • The Head Start program provides preschool and early-intervention services to 52 of the South Fork’s neediest families, with dozens more on a waiting list
  •        It was death by a thousand cuts during the East Hampton School Board’s Tuesday evening budget workshop, as members of the board pored over items related to English as a second language, East Hampton Middle School, and the John M. Marshall Elementary School during a three-hour dissection of the budget.

  • All across the South Fork, snow days have resulted in school officials scrambling to make up for lost time, with many districts shortening upcoming vacations as a solution.
  •        The East Hampton School District will begin offering continuing education courses in a range of subjects from Pilates, to drawing, to technology, bridge, and even sewing in early March.

  •        During Tuesday night’s three-hour budget workshop, the East Hampton School Board announced the appointment of a new assistant principal at the John M. Marshall Elementary School.

  • The projects are an annual tradition at Ross, where students often start brainstorming potential topics shortly after arriving on campus.
  •        As local school districts begin weighing annual budgets, the Springs School announced on Monday night that it will stay under the 1.46-percent tax-levy cap for the 2014-15 academic year.