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  •     It was business as usual at Tuesday night’s three-hour meeting of the East Hampton School Board.

        After more than two years of back and forth, the board finally hashed out differences of opinion concerning the district’s policies insofar as the adult and student use of its buildings and facilities are concerned.

  •     Tuesday night’s meeting of the East Hampton School Board was business as usual, as board members listened to a presentation related to state test scores, updated audience members concerning the district’s recent security audit, and reinstated its adult education program for the fall semester, among other highlights.

  • A growing number of families rent properties in Sag Harbor during the off-season so that their children can attend the public schools there. Many of them close their houses in neighboring districts for the winter; some keep them open to return on occasional weekends.
  •    Springs School, which has been without an assistant principal since last May, announced at a school board meeting on Monday night that it had hired Cleopatra Panagiosoulis, who will assume the post soon.

        Ms. Panagiosoulis last worked as an assistant administrator for data and instruction at the Evergreen Charter School in Hempstead.

        On Monday night, board members voted to allow the district to prepare her contract. The resolution did not appear on the evening’s agenda.

  • Though she is a new face in the district, some in the administration are hopeful that her leadership will bring both rigor and stability to a school that has recently struggled with both.
  •     In an otherwise routine meeting of the East Hampton School Board Tuesday, at which loose ends were tied up in anticipation of Monday’s start of the 2013-2014 academic year, it was learned that the district’s ongoing lawsuit against Sandpebble Builders may go to trial.

  •     Though the school year is not yet underway, the administrative chaos that plagued Springs School toward the end of last year continues.

        At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the Springs School Board announced that its current superintendent, Dominic Mucci, would not continue for the 2013-14 school year. Earlier this summer, the New York State Education Department denied a necessary waiver and additional appeals to the state have since stalled. 

  • Scores on state elementary school tests landed with a thud on the South Fork last week, as they did throughout the region, with teachers and administrations left to grapple with failure rates that had, in some instances, more than doubled
  •     At the Springs School, the hunt for a new assistant principal continues.

        During Monday night’s school board meeting, Dominic Mucci, the district’s superintendent, updated audience members concerning the administrative opening — a position that has gone unfilled since its previous occupant resigned in early May.

  •    Sophie Chahinian can easily relate to many of the artists she profiles.
       Specifically, the creative process and its tendency to drudge up the fear of the unknown, the fear of execution, and the fear of failure.
        Earlier this summer, Ms. Chahinian decided that enough was enough. After several false starts, she finally threw caution to the wind and plowed forward on a project that’s been years in the making.