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Riverhead school board adopts $144.4 million operating budget for 2019-2020 school year

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The proposed $144.4 million operating budget million represents a 2.88 percent spending increase over the current year's budget.

Riverhead joins four other school districts to advocate for ‘fair share’ of state aid

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State aid should take into account the district's increase in overall student population, its increase in ENL students, the increase we’ve experienced in terms of free- and reduced-lunch students and the fact that Riverhead is number one in New York State for migrant students, the school superintendent said Tuesday night.

Moms of Boy Scouts struck by alleged drunk driver ask for D.A.’s ‘Choices and Consequences’ program in Riverhead

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The mother of the Wading River Boy Scout killed by an allegedly drunk driver in September and the mothers of two other boys injured in the crash are asking the school district to bring the Suffolk D.A.'s program to Riverhead this spring.

School district seeks community input on school safety with online survey

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A 13-question online survey about school security and safety is open through April 1.

Riverhead Central School District honors local heroes

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The Riverhead Central School District honored two “Hometown Heroes” at its regular board meeting Jan. 22, 2019.

In split vote, Riverhead board of education extends superintendent’s contract

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Riverhead Schools Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez had her employment contract extended by the board of education Tuesday night over the objection of the board president and vice president.

New middle school principal named

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Dr. Stephen Hudson was appointed to the post last night by the Riverhead Board of Education.

New school security director presents assessment and recommendations

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Riverhead school district’s security department was severely short-staffed, guards were not deployed efficiently and physical security improvements at the high school and one elementary school required immediate attention, the district’s new security director told the school board and public at last night’s meeting.

School officials urge whole-child approach to achieve student success

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The Riverhead student population is economically disadvantaged and academically underperforming. “Our students are more than test scores... we are looking at the whole child, their social-emotional, academic and behavioral needs and creating a multi-tiered system of support,” director of pupil personnel Eileen Manitta said.

School district hires new security firm

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The board of education last night approved a contract Summit Security Services of Uniondale to oversee the district's security staff and procedures. It's the fourth time in the past five years that the district begins a new academic year with new leadership in school security and safety.
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