Michael Comanda, who retired as Greenport’s superintendent, will take over the New Suffolk budget this year. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)
New Suffolk school board president Tony Dill confirmed this week he won’t prepare the next spending plan as he’s done in years past.
That’s because the district’s part-time superintendent, Michael Comanda, is now available to take over the process. (more…)
From left, New Suffolk Elementary School students Robbie Cooper, 10; Jonathan Blanchard, 12; Katheryn Vitiello, 10; and Sadie Heston, 11. They’re using iPads to create a mini-movie that will serve as a public service announcement on bullying.(Credit: Carrie Miller)
Nobody wants to be the new kid in school. That’s a lesson long taught to students to help them better understand the impact of bullying.
Now, technology introduced to students at New Suffolk Elementary School is helping them share that valuable lesson in an interesting way. The school’s fifth and sixth grade class is using iPads to create a mini-movie that will serve as a public service announcement on bullying.
The New Suffolk Common School District is one step closer to filling its $80,000 budget hole, thanks to a sizable donation from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, school board president Tony Dill announced Tuesday.
New Suffolk school board president Tony Dill spoke to a packed crowd at the schoolhouse Tuesday, notifying board meeting attendees that the district has received “assurances from at least one lender” that it will be approved for a loan to fill its “significant” budget gap. (more…)
The New Suffolk School District has partially closed an unanticipated deficit, officials said Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
New Suffolk school officials say they’ve found a way to partially close an unanticipated $150,000 deficit caused by a unique situation — one in which a special assignment teacher has decided to return to the district — and will mostly likely have to finance the remaining portion of the budget gap. (more…)
After learning that a teacher who’s been on special assignment elsewhere for 10 years has decided to return to the district, the New Suffolk school board notified community members of a “significant” and unanticipated deficit in its 2014-15 school budget.
During Tuesday night’s board meeting, Superintendent Michael Comanda announced that an instructor who has been director at the Mid East Suffolk Teacher Center in Ridge since 2004 now wants to resume her position at New Suffolk Elementary School. (more…)
This will be Holly Plymale’s final year as New Suffolk’s head teacher. (Credit: newsuffolkschool.com)
New Suffolk Elementary School District head teacher Holly Plymale is resigning from the post she’s held for nearly nine years.
Ms. Plymale, who’s a former New Suffolk student, said she has decided to step down at the end of this school year due to “health issues,” according to her resignation letter read by Superintendent Michael Comanda during the school board’s meeting Tuesday.
New Suffolk school board president Tony Dill presenting his preliminary spending plan during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
New Suffolk school board president Tony Dill presented his preliminary 2014-15 spending plan Tuesday night, which carries an estimated 1.7 percent, or $13,000, increase to the tax levy.
(Credit: Carrie Miller)
Note: This story was update at noon Wednesday to reflect additional edits.
In an effort to provide New Suffolk Common School’s primary students with additional one-on-one help, the school board voted during its Tuesday night meeting to hire a part-time teaching assistant.
The board voted unanimously to hire Karen Costello, a state-certified teacher who previously served as a substitute teacher in the Greenport School District, to assist head teacher Holly Plymale with kindergarten and first-grade students, Superintendent Michael Comanda said. (more…)
New Suffolk School. (file photo)
The New Suffolk Common School will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m.