Just as schools were winding down for winter break, many were once again forced to confront national issues, as school safety and gun control returned to the forefront.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead. Along with sadness and fear for students’ safety, it has prompted a nationwide call for change. READ
Following the arrest of a 16-year-old Greenport High School student for allegedly taking inappropriate photographs and video of three female victims with his cellphone, superintendent David Gamberg issued a statement Thursday that was posted on the district’s website.
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the changes that took place at local schools during the year. READ
I am convinced that the foundation of good education is about the concept of building — building a school, building community, building relationships and building a sense of self. READ
Students at Southold Elementary School starred in their own cooking competition Oct. 6. READ
The Greenport school district has received a $4,990 to expand its school garden Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.
District officials submitted an application detailing their goal of creating an outdoor learning space that helps foster the school and community’s effort to promote health and wellness.
Following a pair of recent “social host” law arrests, the issue of teen drinking is on the minds of local police and school officials, who say education is key to preventing similar incidents.
Tuesday marked the first day of the controversial state-mandated testing at public schools across New York and the percentage of students who refused to sit for the exams in the Mattituck-Cutchogue school district slightly decreased compared to last year’s total opt-out numbers.
For the third year running, the Southold Union Free School District is planning to keep its 2017-18 school budget hovering around $29 million — below the property tax cap, administrators said at a presentation Wednesday night. READ
Based on a preliminary look at spending, the Greenport School District is expected to avoid piercing the tax cap for its 2017-18 budget, Superintendent David Gamberg said.
“We’re in quite a different position than we were in last year, relative to the process,” he said Tuesday night during a Board of Education budget workshop.