Former New Suffolk School teacher Martha Kennelly, who has spent two years fighting with the district that refused to reinstate her when a special assignment ended, appears to have won her case that would force the district to reinstate her and pay back wages and benefits from June 30, 2015, according to the decision written by State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia.
The New Suffolk Board of Education is looking to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left on the board after Jason Cooper died last month.
President Tony Dill said the school board is in the process of compiling a list of interested individuals, who they will then interview for the position. They hope to appoint someone near the start of the upcoming school year.
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…)