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Riverhead Central School District

School board recap: new STEM director hired; parents ask district to omit Regents test scores from class averages

The Riverhead school district's new STEM director, Jeannine Campbell, will integrate a MakerSpace program in the district.

School district to hire former budget director at upstate school district cited for fiscal mismanagement during his tenure

Riverhead Superintendent Augustine Tornatore said the new assistant superintendent, whom Tornatore hired last year while at Liberty K-12 School District in Newburgh, “was not the top financial person“ in the Rochester City School District when it overspent its revenues by $42 million in 2018-19, leading to a state comptroller’s audit and the appointment of a state monitor. Rodney Asse did “a fantastic job” at Liberty as its business official, Tornatore said, and has “a good reputation.”

Voters approve Riverhead school budget, re-elect incumbent trustees

Riverhead Central School District voters Tuesday approved the district's $169.7 million operating budget for the upcoming school year and re-elected incumbent trustees Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace, who beat back a challenge by newcomer Andrew Nadeau.

Riverhead’s school budget deserves a ‘yes’ vote

Editorial: The budget proposed by Riverhead school officials is fiscally conservative, while satisfying the educational and social needs of our children, thanks in part to long-overdue increases in state education aid. This budget deserves the community’s support and we urge you to vote “yes” on Tuesday.

Two incumbents, one newcomer up for election to Riverhead school board this year

Incumbents Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace and newcomer Andrew Nadeau, a 2007 Riverhead graduate, are vying for two open seats on the school board.

Beloved security chief Don Henderson remembered and honored by school board

Longtime, much beloved security officer Don Henderson was honored by the Riverhead Board of Education Tuesday night.

School board approves $169.7 million budget for upcoming school year; May 10 hearing set

The Riverhead Board of Education Tuesday night adopted a $169.7 million proposed operating budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The budget is a 6.5% spending increase over the current year's adopted budget, and requires a 1% real property tax levy increase, bringing the total tax levy to $105.6 million next year.

Riverhead school district administration proposes $170.6 million budget for next year, with a 1% tax levy increase

Riverhead school district's operating budget will increase to $170.6 million for the 2022-2023 school year, an increase of $11.1 million (7%) over the current year's adopted budget, if the plan proposed by the administration is adopted by the board of education and approved by district voters.

Riverhead school district will shuffle office spaces to add eight high school classrooms

Riverhead High School will soon gain eight classrooms, as the portable building next to the high school will revert to classroom use. The district will lease the building at 814 Harrison Avenue for its central administration offices and Pupil Personal Services will vacate the portable and move to the district's building at 700 Osborn Avenue.

School district budget proposal projects 5% ‘regular day school ‘ increase to cover new staff and increased charter school enrollment

The Riverhead Central School District’s 2022-23 budget proposal includes a more than 5% increase in expenditures for general classroom teaching, instruction and...