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

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

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

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

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...

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.

Students and parents ask for increased school security after bullet incident, as administration assures safety

Students and parents in the Riverhead Central School District are asking administrators to reevaluate security measures after several recent incidents involving district students, including one where bullets were brought into the high school.

School board OKs $20 million spending increase for next school year, requiring 1% tax levy hike

Riverhead Central School District voters will be asked to approve a 1% tax levy increase at the polls next month, to support a $192 million spending plan for the 2023-2024 school year.

Seven candidates running for four school board seats, as proposed $192.4 million budget is slated for board adoption Wednesday

A field of seven candidates will vie for four seats in next month's school board vote, but there's only one incumbent among them.

School officials present budget with $8.9 million gap, which officials say will be plugged before adoption by board at its next...

The Riverhead school district administration this week presented a 2023-2024 budget that has a projected $8.9 million gap. The district's business official said the gap will be closed before the Board of Education adopts the budget that will be put on the ballot for voter approval May 16.

Upcoming school district election will fill four vacancies on school board, following resignation of board VP this week

The upcoming school district election will fill four open seats on the Riverhead Board of Education: three positions that will be vacant at the end of the school year as a result of the expiration of terms of office and a fourth seat that became vacant when board member Laurie Downs resigned this week.