The New Suffolk Common School District is looking into getting a camera to improve school security at the building’s front entrance.
At last night’s regular board meeting, superintendent Michael Comanda said the district has priced out a camera system, which would be installed to provide the school receptionist a clear view of the school’s front doors.
The school already has two security cameras overlooking the backyard playground area. School president Tony Dill said the school would like an additional view of the front during school hours.
In other school news, Nicole Pollina, the school’s English and social studies teacher, will be going on a three-month maternity leave following the winter break.
Longtime physical education teacher Peggy Straub, who’s part-time, will be replacing Ms. Pollina during leave, and the board has appointed Amy Green, a physical education teacher, to fill the vacated part-time position. Ms. Green will be receiving a total of $2,400 for the three-month leave replacement.
The superintendent also appointed a new part-time English second language teacher Sandra Rosanti to help students for one hour a week every Wednesday, at a rate of $50 an hour.
The district is also looking for a part-time music teacher. The school’s current teacher, Deanna Beyer, has accepted a full-time position at The Ross School in East Hampton.