The Greenport Board of Education responded Tuesday to often angry parents concerned about school security and other issues following the Jan. 3 arrest of a 16-year-old Greenport student who police said used his cellphone to take inappropriate photographs and video of three female students. READ
The Greenport school board has voted to place a proposition on this year’s ballot to establish a $750,000 capital reserve fund, according to a press release issued Monday. The resolution was unanimously approved at last Tuesday’s board meeting.
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.
Months after the district was awarded a $10,000 grant from Seeds of Change to create a larger school garden, Greenport school officials have decided on a location for the project.
Gary Kalish was hired at Monday’s Greenport school board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Editor’s note: An initial version of this story published at suffolktimes.com Tuesday was replaced online Friday morning with an updated story, which also appears in this week’s edition of The Suffolk Times newspaper.
Pierson High School vice principal Gary Kalish has been hired to take over as Greenport’s secondary school principal.
The Greenport school board approved his appointment unanimously at Monday’s budget workshop. He is expected to start May 1.
Robert Feeney at a Greenport school board meeting in August. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)
Greenport High School interim principal William Caulfield has resigned from the post he’s held since December, The Suffolk Times has confirmed. Superintendent David Gamberg said Mr. Caulfield left due to “personal reasons” and will be replaced by Robert Feeney, the school’s former interim principal who left late last year.
Gordon Haas is led into Southold Town Justice Court following his October arrest. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
The Greenport High School math teacher who was arrested on a grand larceny charge in October for stealing more than $500 and an iPhone from another patron at a Southold restaurant returned to work this week. (more…)
The Greenport school board at Thursday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Greenport School District Superintendent David Gamberg announced Thursday the candidate picked to become the secondary school’s new principal has declined the position.
Al Edwards, talking to his players during his last game as Greenport’s coach, retired in May 2013 after 34 years of running the team. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)
The Greenport school board is expected to discuss Monday night dedicating the district’s indoor basketball court to Al Edwards.
To the editor:
The decision to make personnel appointments at a special meeting held by members of the Greenport School Board at 7:30 a.m. last Wednesday is suspect at best. Although the second item on the agenda was for public commentary, it was obvious there would be little, if any, input from the community for a meeting at that hour. There were only three board members present at that meeting and the deciding vote was cast by a trustee who is vacating her seat as of July 1. (more…)