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Riverhead NJROTC program starts school year without certified instructors, as district seeks to fill two vacancies following resignations

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The program will continue with two temporary replacements working under the NJROTC area manager, a U.S. Navy spokesperson said. Riverhead's vacancies are among more than 200 current openings across the country.

Oyster Bay-East Norwich administrator tapped to lead Riverhead Middle School

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The Riverhead Board of Education at a special meeting last night appointed Joseph Pesqueira of Smithtown principal of the middle school, succeeding Stephen Hudson, who took the helm at Phillips Avenue Elementary School after the retirement of longtime principal Debra Rodgers.

Riverhead school superintendent gets $32,500 boost in salary and benefits under contract amendment approved by school board last week

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Tornatore's base pay rose from $235,000 to $250,000, a 6.38% increase. He also received a $2,500 increase in the district's contribution to a tax-deferred annuity and will be paid a $15,000 vehicle allowance.

Leadership shuffle on Riverhead school board: Connelly elected president, Downs shifts to VP

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The Riverhead Board of Education elected a new president at its organizational meeting for the 2022-2023 school year. Trustee Brian Connelly was named board president while immediate past-president Laurie Downs we elected vice president.

‘Equity in Education Plan’ adopted by Riverhead school board

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The Riverhead Board of Education adopted an ”Equity in Education Plan” at its board meeting last week aimed at implementing the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework within the district. 

Riverhead school board wrap-up: new lawyers, auditors, architects hired; retirees honored

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The Riverhead Board of Education hired new legal, auditing and architectural firms, honored retirees and made some personnel changes during its meeting Tuesday., the last scheduled meeting of the school year.

Board of Education adopts ‘Blueprint for Success,’ a new five-year improvement plan

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The Riverhead Central School District has a new five-year plan that identifies five goals: improving academic success, improving the district’s culture, engaging the community and families, enhancing social-emotional support and improving facilities.

School district forensic audit finds no evidence of financial misconduct, though business office was in ‘conflict’ under former administrator

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A forensic audit of Riverhead Central School District found no evidence of financial misconduct over the past 5 years, but found the environment in the district’s business office was one of "conflict" and “seeming discontent,” largely due to the number of responsibilities assumed by former Deputy Superintendent Sam Schneider.

School board hires new assistant superintendent for finance and operations

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The Riverhead school board in a 5-1 vote, with one member absent, appointed a new assistant superintendent for business Tuesday night, Rodney Asse. He will start in his new job July 1.
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