Oysterponds school board to reinstate first-grade teacher

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | In a 2010 photo, Oysterponds teacher Jenny Schoenstein helps a kindergartner with a writing exercise. Her name is listed with other teachers expected to be laid off June 30.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | In a 2010 photo, Oysterponds teacher Jenny Schoenstein helps a student with a writing exercise. The school board is expected to vote on her reinstatement Tuesday night.

The Oysterponds school board is expected to vote Tuesday night on reinstating first-grade teacher Jenny Schoenstein — one of four teachers laid off in June.

The position opened back up as part of a new teacher’s contract approved last month. The new two-year agreement came nearly a year after the last one expired.

In June, the school board voted to lay off Ms. Schoenstein, second-grade teacher Rebecca Cartselos, fifth-grade teacher Brittany Knote and Kathy Syron, the district’s first pre-kindergarten teacher.

The school board is also expected to vote on Ms. Knote’s appointment as a full-time technology teacher assistant, according to Tuesday’s agenda.

In addition, the school board will discuss renewing an agreement with the Greenport School District to allow Oysterponds sixth-grade students to attend technology and home and career courses at Greenport during the 2013-14 school year.

Oysterponds is a pre-K through sixth-grade district serving the Orient and East Marion communities and sends its secondary students to Greenport.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Check back later for an update.

Oysterponds school board meeting agenda, Aug. 20, 2013

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