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Riverhead school board names director of professional development

The Riverhead school board filled two newly created administrative positions at its Oct. 14 meeting: high school assistant principal Michael Hugelmeyer was named director of professional development and James Gresham was hired as director of school safety. Meeting recap.

‘Outraged’ at contract buyout, former candidate demands school board resignations

Former school board candidate Laurie Downs blasted the Riverhead Board of Education for approving an administrators union contract that allowed former assistant superintendent Joe Ogeka to collect more than $376,000 in wages for the year after his retirement. Ogeka was the highest paid school administrator in NY last year, according to a report by an Albany think tank.