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Riverhead cop, Flanders civic leader to be sworn in as school board members at tonight’s meeting

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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.

School board vacancies will be filled by appointment, not special election

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The Riverhead Board of Education is asking district residents to submit letters of interest in being appointed to the two board seats for the upcoming school year.

Riverhead school board sets special meeting to discuss filling vacancies

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The special board meeting will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Riverhead High School auditorium.

Should former candidates Thompson and Fischer be appointed to fill two school board vacancies? Residents speak out

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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.

Riverhead school district honors retirees

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The Riverhead Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff members and recognized newly tenured teachers last night.

Superintendent calls resigning board members’ accusations ‘misinformation’

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Questioned by a resident, board members said nothing about accusations leveled by two longtime colleagues yesterday, which Superintendent Nancy Carney called 'misinformation' and declined further public comment.

Lantz joins Cotten-DeGrasse in complaints and resigns from school board

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Board vice president Amelia Lantz said she “cannot overlook the insidious disregard of the NYSED law and our oath as board members.”

Alleging violations of state law, longtime Riverhead school board member resigns

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In an undated letter to board president Sue Koukounas, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse complained that “the BOE has acted contrary to New York State Education Law and the Open Meetings Law in appointments made outside of the regular BOE meetings.”

Meet Riverhead’s next schools superintendent, Dr. Aurelia Henriquez

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Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez was hired to succeed Nancy Carney as superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District. The East Patchogue resident comes from the Brentwood school district, where she has served as an assistant superintendent for a decade.

Riverhead school board set to hire new superintendent at tonight’s meeting

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Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez, currently an assistant superintendent in the Brentwood school district, has been selected to succeed Superintendent Nancy Carney, who is retiring in August.