Gary Lillis always seemed to be playing pranks on others.
During Tom Taylor’s first year teaching at Greenport High School, for instance, Mr. Lillis convinced him the building’s business office was handing out free turkeys to teachers for Thanksgiving. READ
Southold/Greenport girls basketball coach Skip Gehring and his wife Brenda donated a golf cart to the Greenport athletic department, according to athletic director Chris Golden. READ
As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on all the changes that took place at local schools over the past 12 months. The Suffolk Times sat down with Anne Smith, superintendent of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, and David Gamberg, shared superintendent of the Southold and Greenport school districts, to discuss the past year, which included school garden expansions, the introduction of Project Fit and increased security measures.
It wasn’t students who boarded one of Greenport’s school buses Wednesday, but teachers. Specifically, it was the 12 new hires that are about to begin their first year in the district who were treated to a tour of the village in which they’ll soon teach. READ
A water quality test recently performed at Greenport schools found that 19 of the district’s water fountains and sinks contained traces of lead, district officials announced Tuesday.
The Greenport School District is looking to upgrade building security and add classroom technology with money provided from the 2014 Smart Schools Investment Act. READ
Congratulations to the following students.
The Greenport School District was recently awarded a grant worth up to $60,000 from Project Fit America, a nonprofit organization that “creates and administers exemplary fitness in education programming in elementary and middle schools,” according to its website.
The Southold and Greenport school districts are expected to enter into another shared-service agreement, this time it’s for a business administrator position.
You’d have to go back more than 25 years to find the last time a budget was rejected by voters in the Greenport School District.
But with administrators proposing the second largest tax levy percentage increase in Suffolk County, there was a wave of uncertainty surrounding the district heading into Tuesday’s budget vote.
Then they announced the results, and like just about every year, the spending plan was approved by a wide margin. READ