Turnout was light for the school district's first community forum on its new bond proposal, but the residents who attended had a lot to say. File Photo: Denise Civiletti

Three additional public meetings to discuss the bond referendum have been scheduled by the Riverhead Board of Education. 

The meetings will be held on: Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 12 noon at Riverhead Free Library (grand room); Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at Riverhead High School (room 133); and Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Riverhead High School (room 133). 

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the meetings to share their thoughts and ask questions about the bond proposal. 

Revised projections of increased student numbers were reflected in the bond’s new total of $87.7 million.

The district aims to take the bond, split into two propositions, to vote by late February 2020.

The first proposition is now for $87.7 million to improve several of the district’s schools facility, demolition of old buildings, infrastructure improvements and security needs. 

The second proposition is for $8.8 million to improve and add to the McKillop Stadium, improve the varsity and middle school baseball fields, construct multi-use courts increase general and bus parking at Pulaski and a “fairgrounds” entrance. 

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Julia-Anna Searson
Julia-Anna is a Riverhead native and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Biology and minor in Anthropology. She currently lives in Cutchogue.