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Riverhead High School to offer 10 new courses next year, while eliminating or modifying 8 others; course changes also coming to...

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Riverhead High School will offer 10 new courses next year, while eliminating or modifying eight current course offerings. Here's a rundown of the plan unveiled at last week's school board meeting. Similar changes are in the works for the middle school.

Dorr, Healy push for permanent ‘do no harm’ policy for Regents exams, urge eliminating test score from calculation of final course...

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"I don't think this is fair, to weight a three-hour exam the same as 10 weeks of instruction," school district Trustee Christopher Dorr said. Including the Regents exam score in a final course grade could lower the grade and hurt a student's chance for scholarships, he said. The district will form a committee to review the board policy,

School board fills second instructor vacancy in high school’s NJROTC program

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The Riverhead Board of Education last night approved the hiring of a new Naval Science Instructor for the high school’s NJROTC program, filling the last vacancy in the program’s faculty.

Students voice concerns, new middle school assistant principal hired: school board wrap-up

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Students at Riverhead High School raised their concerns about the lack of after school bus transportation and the building’s overcrowded hallways to the Board of Education during its meeting yesterday.

Dean of Students resigns, transportation contracts approved: school board wrap-up

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The Riverhead Board of Education last night accepted the resignation of its dean of students, Kenneth Coard, just a little more than a year after hiring him to fill the recently created administrative position.

Riverhead appoints new NJROTC senior instructor, adopts policy on teaching about controversial issues: Oct. 11 school board meeting

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Riverhead school board meeting of Oct. 11: new senior naval science instructor hired, policy on teaching about controversial issues approved, state school accountability update.

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.
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