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Much left unsaid about school district’s actions concerning top business official

A lot of unanswered questions remain about the change in title and responsibilities of former Deputy Superintendent Sam Schneider, as district officials side-stepped inquiries about Schneider's appointment with tenure Tuesday night to the assistant superintendent position and other changes involving the business function in the district.

On the other side of the podium: board ‘watchdog’ Laurie Downs takes her seat

The Riverhead school board's newest member was uncharacteristically quiet through most of her first meeting as a district trustee.