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‘Equity in Education Plan’ adopted by Riverhead school board

The Riverhead Board of Education adopted an ”Equity in Education Plan” at its board meeting last week aimed at implementing the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework within the district. 

Riverhead school board wrap-up: new lawyers, auditors, architects hired; retirees honored

The Riverhead Board of Education hired new legal, auditing and architectural firms, honored retirees and made some personnel changes during its meeting Tuesday., the last scheduled meeting of the school year.

Board of Education adopts ‘Blueprint for Success,’ a new five-year improvement plan

The Riverhead Central School District has a new five-year plan that identifies five goals: improving academic success, improving the district’s culture, engaging the community and families, enhancing social-emotional support and improving facilities.

School district forensic audit finds no evidence of financial misconduct, though business office was in ‘conflict’ under former administrator

A forensic audit of Riverhead Central School District found no evidence of financial misconduct over the past 5 years, but found the environment in the district’s business office was one of "conflict" and “seeming discontent,” largely due to the number of responsibilities assumed by former Deputy Superintendent Sam Schneider.

School board hires new assistant superintendent for finance and operations

The Riverhead school board in a 5-1 vote, with one member absent, appointed a new assistant superintendent for business Tuesday night, Rodney Asse. He will start in his new job July 1.

School board recap: new STEM director hired; parents ask district to omit Regents test scores from class averages

The Riverhead school district's new STEM director, Jeannine Campbell, will integrate a MakerSpace program in the district.

School district to hire former budget director at upstate school district cited for fiscal mismanagement during his tenure

Riverhead Superintendent Augustine Tornatore said the new assistant superintendent, whom Tornatore hired last year while at Liberty K-12 School District in Newburgh, “was not the top financial person“ in the Rochester City School District when it overspent its revenues by $42 million in 2018-19, leading to a state comptroller’s audit and the appointment of a state monitor. Rodney Asse did “a fantastic job” at Liberty as its business official, Tornatore said, and has “a good reputation.”

Voters approve Riverhead school budget, re-elect incumbent trustees

Riverhead Central School District voters Tuesday approved the district's $169.7 million operating budget for the upcoming school year and re-elected incumbent trustees Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace, who beat back a challenge by newcomer Andrew Nadeau.

The school budget vote is Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

Residents of the Riverhead Central School District will vote tomorrow on whether to adopt a $169.7 operating budget for the 2022-2023 school year during the annual budget vote tomorrow. 

Riverhead school board vote: Candidate Q&A

Riverhead Board of Education candidates Laurie Downs, Andrew Nadeau and Matthew Wallace each answered eight questions posed by RiverheadLOCAL about their goals and opinions on issues facing the school district today. Here are their responses, in their own words.