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

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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.

In their own words: Meet the six people running for Riverhead school board this year

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The six people seeking election to the Riverhead Board of Education answered our questions about why they're running, what they'd like to accomplish and what skills they bring to the job, and more.

Yolanda Thompson Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Yolanda Thompson.

Shannon Reitz Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Shannon Reitz.

Monique Parsons Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Monique Parsons.

Susan Koukounas Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Susan Koukounas

Brian Connelly Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Brian Connelly.

Colin Palmer Q&A

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In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Colin Palmer

School board looks to preserve varsity sports, music performances as it carves $2.3 million out of budget

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Riverhead school officials are wrestling with ways to cut $2.3 million from the proposed budget twice rejected by district voters this year — and still preserve varsity sports and high school music performances, even, perhaps, at the expense of some academic programs.

School board adopts contingent budget, shaving $2 million off proposal rejected by voters

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Contingency spending plan, said to be a stop-gap until revote on failed budget, cuts nearly $1M from athletics programs, makes steep cuts to music performances and clubs, electives, elementary literacy and more.
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