The district's sewer fees, charged on an estimated sewage flow calculated according to the volume of water used, have increased by more than 50 percent since the district installed irrigation systems to water its athletic fields and lawns. But the water used for irrigation doesn't flow to the sewer plant.
The proposed expansion is "an organic concept," the charter school principal said. It would provide the opportunity for existing charter school students to continue their education in the charter school.
Riverhead's new school superintendent unveiled a series of short-term and long-term goals for the district, including 'getting the word out that we are a global learning community where children develop 21st century skills of leadership, integrity, creativity and community service.'
Appointments to two top administrative positions last night drew searing criticism from former board member Lori Hulse, who said the new director of fine arts was not qualified for the position and should have been chosen from within Riverhead school district.
Riverhead Police Officer Byron Perez and Flanders Riverside Northampton Community Association president Ron Fisher will be sworn in tonight as trustees of the Riverhead Central School District, filling the vacancies created by the resignation of two board members in June.
Yolanda Thompson and Greg Fischer finished fourth and fifth in the five-way race for three school board seats in May. With two unexpected vacancies to be fill, should the board appoint them to the open spots? There was animated discussion of the topic at last night's meeting.