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Riverhead schools superintendent announces intent to retire next summer

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Riverhead Schools Superintendent Nancy Carney plans to retire next August. Carney informed the Riverhead Board of Education of her decision last night and today sent an email out to district staff.

School district plans upgrade of its decade-old technology network with state ‘Smart Schools Bond Act’ funding

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The cost of the $813,000 internet and technology infrastructure upgrade will be paid with some of the Smart Schools Bond Act funds allocated to Riverhead by the state.

Angry parents, board members clash over school district transparency issues

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Angry words flew at the Board of Education meeting last night over the question of how much salary and other information should be provided to the public about employee salaries and credentials when the board is acting on personnel resolutions.

Riverhead Charter School parents support plan for doubling school’s enrollment

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Speakers praised the availability of a non-tuition-based alternative to the public schools in Riverhead. Others spoke of the positive experiences their children have had and the ways they've benefitted from the education environment offered at the charter school.

Angry parents demand Riverhead school district oppose state testing after focus schools designation

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Angry parents confronted the Board of Education with concerns about the focus school designations and the administration's unwillingness to actively resist the state testing mandates.

BOE approves spending additional $27,250 on controversial artificial turf field fill

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The Board of Education approved an additional expenditure to get a paint-coated rubber pellet fill, which is supposed to produce a cooler playing surface.

School superintendent gets an earful of parent concerns about school choice

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At least a dozen people questioned Superintendent Nancy Carney at last night's school board meeting about the district's plan to allow Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue students the option to transfer to Aquebogue School.

Elementary students given option to transfer to Aquebogue as Riverhead schools labeled ‘focus schools’ by state

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Almost every Riverhead public school has been identified as a “focus school” this coming school year due to low academic performance on state tests by certain groups of students last year.

On the other side of the podium: board ‘watchdog’ Laurie Downs takes her seat

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The Riverhead school board's newest member was uncharacteristically quiet through most of her first meeting as a district trustee.

Representing 900+ combined years of service, 39 Riverhead school district faculty and staff are retiring

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Board of Education honored retirees, as well as faculty granted tenure at its last regular meeting of the school term June 21.