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Riverhead Central School District

Racial slur hurled at young children by teens at Riverhead football game cannot be tolerated: Great-grandfather demands action by district

by Sep 15, 2023
The four children — between the ages of five and seven — were called the N-word by a high school student and a middle school student while at the Blue Waves football game Saturday. “I grew up in Aquebogue with this stuff. It was the N-word every day in school — and I’m tired of it,” Robert Brown, 83, told the school board.

A new school year begins. Here’s some of what’s new in the Riverhead school district this year.

by Sep 7, 2023
Riverhead Central School District welcomed new and returning students back to school Wednesday. 

Citing ‘extreme financial burden’ on school district from tax exemptions, RCSD asks the town IDA to voluntarily stop exempting school taxes

by Sep 3, 2023
Citing the loss of more than $15 million in tax revenue over the past decade — $2.7 million in 2022 alone — Riverhead school district officials say 'enough is enough.'

Elementary schools, Pulaski Street school will have later start and end times this year

by Aug 10, 2023
The Riverhead Central School District's elementary schools and Pulaski Street Intermediate school are set to start and end later in the day this school year in an effort to improve the efficiency of the district’s transportation department. The changes have some parents upset about disruptions they will cause to childcare arrangements.

Palmer appointed president, Connelly VP, in school board’s first meeting of the new year 

by Jul 12, 2023
The Riverhead Board of Education appointed Trustee Colin Palmer president and Brian Connelly vice president for the 2023-24 school year during its organizational meeting last week.

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

by May 26, 2023
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.

History of school district property comes to life for students, as marker is placed at the old fair grounds site in...

by May 16, 2023
On the land where Pulaski Street school and most of the school district’s athletic fields now sit, horses once trotted around a race track, Babe Ruth and Satchel Paige both played ball, and Teddy Roosevelt once campaigned to be governor of New York.

Riverhead school district voters to decide on $192 million budget and four board seats Tuesday

by May 15, 2023
Voters in the Riverhead Central School District will decide whether to approve a $192 million budget for next school year — and elect a majority of the school board — during tomorrow’s annual vote.

Voters OK Riverhead library budget

by Apr 5, 2023
Voters approved Riverhead Free Library’s $4.7 million 2023-2024 operating budget yesterday by a 50-vote margin, 187 to 137.

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

by Mar 31, 2023
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.