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Riverhead Central School District

School board member claims ‘enormous amount’ of students are ‘getting jumped and getting robbed’ while walking home from school

Comments by Riverhead school board member Laurie Downs about crimes against students caused a stir at a downtown civic meeting Saturday, but police records do not back up her allegations. She later said she is fearful of violent Latino gangs she said are in the area.

Riverhead school district budget proposal projects 8.4% increase in ‘regular day school‘ budget line for 2023-2024 year

The Riverhead school district’s '23-'24 budget proposal includes an increase of more than $4.2 million for general classroom teaching, instruction and support, Assistant Superintendent for Business Rodney Asse said at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Audit: Riverhead school district had surplus of more than $9.9 million in 2021-2022, thanks to increased state aid and coronavirus relief...

The Riverhead Central School District had a good year financially in its 2021-2022 fiscal year, with actual revenues coming in higher than budgeted and spending less than budgeted, according to the district’s annual external audit. 

Dispute between Riverhead and LIPA over invoicing PILOT payments nears an end

An agreement has been reached between the town, LIPA, Suffolk County and the town’s school and fire districts to collect what is likely more than $10 million of payments-in-lieu-of-taxes, also known as PILOTs, for LIPA-owned properties in Riverhead.

Makerspaces launched in all Riverhead schools, as educators aim to enhance early STEM learning

There's a makerspace in each of Riverhead's seven school buildings now — workshop-like environments where students tinker, create, invent and build things, developing skills in STEM fields.

Parents file suit against Riverhead school district over COVID mask mandate last winter

Riverhead Central School District has been sued by two parents for requiring students to wear masks in schools after a Nassau judge last January ruled the State Health Department’s mask mandate “null, void and unenforceable as a matter of law.” The ruling never took effect due to an appellate court stay pending the state's appeal and was later made moot when the state lifted the mandate after the winter COVID surge subsided.

Dorr, Healy push for permanent ‘do no harm’ policy for Regents exams, urge eliminating test score from calculation of final course...

"I don't think this is fair, to weight a three-hour exam the same as 10 weeks of instruction," school district Trustee Christopher Dorr said. Including the Regents exam score in a final course grade could lower the grade and hurt a student's chance for scholarships, he said. The district will form a committee to review the board policy,

Group formed in memory of school district social worker donates Thanksgiving baskets to Pulaski Street School students

Members of Heather's Helpers, formed in memory of school social worker Heather Jablonsky helped create and distribute 50 Thanksgiving baskets to families of Pulaski Street School.

Students voice concerns, new middle school assistant principal hired: school board wrap-up

Students at Riverhead High School raised their concerns about the lack of after school bus transportation and the building’s overcrowded hallways to the Board of Education during its meeting yesterday.

School district settles student lawsuit over alleged ‘sexually inappropriate act’ by former principal and teacher

The Riverhead school district has settled a lawsuit brought by the parent of a Pulaski Street School student who claimed she witnessed the school principal and a teacher engaged in “a sexually inappropriate act” in the school’s orchestra room in November 2019.