Next month, residents in the New Suffolk school district will be asked to approve a $1.1 million budget that attempts to pierce the tax levy cap with a 6 percent increase.
That amount equals a $25,000 spending increase and is nearly double the district’s allowable tax levy limit of 3.4 percent, school board president Tony Dill said, noting that six additional students have moved into the district.
The New Suffolk Board of Education has adopted a nearly $1.3 million budget for next school year, which carries a nearly $25,000 spending increase.
A tenured teacher who was employed for two decades by the New Suffolk Common School District until her position was cut last year, filed a federal lawsuit against district officials Monday claiming age discrimination.
A New York state comptroller’s report has designated the tiny New Suffolk School as “susceptible to financial stress” based on a lack of reserves. READ
It’s about that time of year when people can expect to see tax rebate checks in their mailboxes as part of the state’s program. For most residents on the North Fork, those checks are coming. READ
Returning New Suffolk students can expect numerous changes in the three-room schoolhouse this year. READ
For the past three months, the New Suffolk Civic Association and New Suffolk Waterfront Fund have tried to come to a compromise about how to share the school district’s renovated ballfield.
They couldn’t agree. READ
The New Suffolk School board accepted the resignation of a teacher assistant Tuesday night. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
The New Suffolk School District is down another staff member. (more…)
The Wall Street Journal published a profile of the New Suffolk Common School this week, calling it the “little schoolhouse that could (and does).”
The piece, written by education reporter Leslie Brody, was packaged online with a video about the school, featuring interviews with students and staff at the school of just 17 students.
“As tiny districts in New York and elsewhere across the country face pressure to consolidate with neighbors to cut costs, this one stands out for its homey charm and fierce independence,” the story reads.
Watch the video above and read the feature on wsj.com.
Travis Johnson presented plans to renovated neighborhood’s ballfield at Tuesday’s New Suffolk school board meeting. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
New Suffolk Civic Association members got what they were looking for at Tuesday’s school board meeting: approval to begin a volunteer effort to restore the neighborhood’s baseball field.
While the New Suffolk school board unanimously approved the project at Tuesday’s meeting, school president Tony Dill said that the civic association still needs to submit a detailed drawing of the proposal before work could begin.
Civic president Paul Cacioppo said he’s pleased with the school board’s decision because many people have been saddened by the field’s sorry state. He also said his group already has volunteers lined up to turn it back into a regulation field, as well as a nice green space residents can enjoy.
“It was what we were hoping would happen,” he said about the project’s approval.