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Sports, music and high school clubs will return to Riverhead in spring semester — COVID permitting

The Riverhead Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to fund spring interscholastic sports, music and high school clubs. The cost of the reinstated programs will be paid out of the 2020-2021 budget line for health insurance expenses, after health insurance costs proved to be lower than the amount budgeted.

Number of ‘missing’ high school students far lower than board member thought, official says

There are 79 high school student s who have had not attended classes, either in person or remote, since the start of the school year — not 270, as a school board member said last week.

Riverhead moves to bring K-4 students into classrooms full-time by December

Riverhead students in grades K-4 could be in class five days per week as soon as Dec. 1 after the school board last night authorized the purchase and installation of plastic barriers in K-4 classrooms.

Riverhead school board to hold first in-person public meeting since COVID shutdown

The Riverhead school board will meet in person and allow public attendance at its meeting for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic surged in New York and the governor implemented shutdown measures in March.

COVID shutdown did not feather school district’s nest, officials say

There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead.

Riverhead welcomes new middle school assistant principal

Riverhead Middle School has a new assistant principal. The school board last month appointed Jeannine Campbell of Sayville to the post, effective Oct. 1.

Riverhead school board looks to eliminate live public comments on agenda items

If the policy is approved by the board, public comments and questions on agenda items will have to be submitted in writing to the district clerk prior to the start of the meeting and will be read aloud by the district clerk during the meeting.

Riverhead school board member says he is “embarrassed to be from Riverhead”

“I’ve never been so embarrassed to be from Riverhead or call myself a Blue Wave as I have these past couple of months. It’s disgusting.” Riverhead school board member Chris Dorr last night denounced the community for twice voting down the school budget and the school board for refusing to fund at least some of the district’s sports and extracurricular clubs this fall.

School board postpones decision on funding sports, other extracurriculars until after auditor’s report is produced

The fate of sports, musical performances and clubs in the Riverhead Central School District remains up in the air after a divided school board last night voted to wait to make a decision until it receives an auditor's report later this month.

Riverhead school board to hold special meeting Monday evening

The Riverhead School Board will hold a special meeting Monday evening via Zoom. Here's how to watch and comment.
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