The board held a public hearing on its proposed $140 million budget for 2018-2019, heard a guidance department presentation on student mental health and recognized board members and staff members for their service. It also named a new director of pupil personnel services.
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.