Representatives of unions, school funding advocates and government watchdog groups gathered in the State Capitol Wednesday to call for the passage of legislation that seeks to prohibit industrial development agencies from abating school district taxes.
Riverhead school officials criticized Gov. Kathy Hochul’s executive budget last week for proposing changes to foundation aid, the primary source of state funding for public schools.
Board of Education
School district business official resigns effective Dec. 25, will remain ‘reassigned at home’ with full pay and benefits until then
The Riverhead Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on a separation agreement between the school district and its business official that will see the apparently absent employee continue to be paid until he resigns on Dec. 25.
Recent news of swastikas being found in Riverhead school buildings brought back painful memories for a man whose family home in Riverhead was defiled with the antisemitic symbol in 1969, an event that still haunts him 54 years later.
Riverhead Central School District reports the discovery of another swastika symbol on school property, this time on a piece of artwork at Riverhead Middle School.
Former Riverhead school board member urges district residents to "wake up," arguing the teachers union is running the school district behind the scenes.
Riverhead school officials and police are investigating the origins of a bullet that was found on the floor of a school bus this morning, according to the acting superintendent.
Board of Education
Riverhead school superintendent on leave of absence, as interim is appointed and assistant superintendent is reassigned to home
School Superintendent Augustine Tornatore is on a leave of absence through Oct. 23, according to a resolution passed by the Board of Education, acting at hastily called special meeting this afternoon. Another administrator has been reassigned to home pending an investigation.
In the week before former Riverhead school superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez unexpectedly resigned her position in June, she received three notes containing racial and ethnic slurs and warning her “resign or you will suffer.”