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NAACP officials criticize school district’s response to racial incident at football game

by Sep 29, 2023
NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch representatives confronted Riverhead school officials at a school board meeting this week, complaining the district has failed to implement its diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

School district taxes will rise higher than budget projection, after court order reduces assessment of Route 58 hotel properties

by Sep 29, 2023
A successful tax grievance lawsuit by the owner of two route 58 hotels reduced the property tax obligations of the hotels and will increase the school district’s tax levy by more than half a million dollars.

Elementary schools, Pulaski Street school will have later start and end times this year

by Aug 10, 2023
The Riverhead Central School District's elementary schools and Pulaski Street Intermediate school are set to start and end later in the day this school year in an effort to improve the efficiency of the district’s transportation department. The changes have some parents upset about disruptions they will cause to childcare arrangements.

Palmer appointed president, Connelly VP, in school board’s first meeting of the new year 

by Jul 12, 2023
The Riverhead Board of Education appointed Trustee Colin Palmer president and Brian Connelly vice president for the 2023-24 school year during its organizational meeting last week.

Parents demand more security after weapons arrests at Riverhead Middle School: school board report

by Jun 15, 2023
Riverhead parents are demanding increased school security after multiple middle school students were arrested on weapons charges last week.

Nurse and guard who saved choking student honored, top students celebrated: Riverhead school board wrap-up

by May 26, 2023
Nurse Judy Marcus-Shivers and security guard Sarah Atkins were honored by the Board of Education Tuesday for saving the life of a young child choking on food at Riley Avenue Elementary School May 9.

Riverhead voters approve budget, elect Healy, Murphy, Redmond and Scudder to school board

by May 16, 2023
Riverhead school district voters approved a $192 million spending plan for the 2023-2024 school year Tuesday by a vote of 1,333 to 769 — a margin of 63% to 37%.

In their own words: meet the seven candidates vying for the four seats on the Riverhead school board

by May 11, 2023
Seven candidates are vying to fill four seats on the Riverhead Board of Education this year. Read short profiles on them and some of their views on the future of the school district.

Riverhead school bus drivers and monitors tell school board: We need a pay raise — now

by May 10, 2023
Riverhead school district transportation workers turned out in force Tuesday night to tell the school board they need a raise because their pay isn't enough to get by on.

Adopted state budget includes happy surprise for Riverhead schools: $19.6 million jump in aid, nearly $9 million more than projected by...

by May 8, 2023
The Riverhead Central School District is now expected to receive $76.1 million in state aid for the coming school year, an increase of $19.6 million — or 34.6% — over the current school year and about $8.8 million more than anticipated in the budget the school board adopted last month.