In the first four decades of its existence, the Olympic Games awarded medals for painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and music inspired by athletic experiences. A total of 151 medals were awarded from 1912 to 1952 for artwork, according to an article in the Smithsonian.
But officials eliminated the artistic element of the sports competition in 1954. READ
The New Suffolk Common School District has responded to an audit from the Office of the State Comptroller that said the district has not complied with Local Finance Law.
The audit, released Dec. 14, evaluated the school board’s involvement in the district’s financial operations and checked whether the district complied with state finance law when using a line of credit. READ
The small red schoolhouse on 4th Street in New Suffolk almost closed earlier this year.
The iconic New Suffolk Common School, which currently serves 15 students in pre-K through grade 6, almost had to send them all to another local district. READ
Just weeks after starting a new school year, the New Suffolk Common School community is preparing to say goodbye to principal Christopher Gallagher.
The Board of Education accepted his letter of resignation at a meeting Monday. READ
After receiving eight write-in votes in last week’s uncontested New Suffolk Board of Education election, Lauren Grant has decided to accept the position. READ
New Suffolk teacher Martha Kennelly, whose job was cut in 2015 and who was reinstated last August, will resign from the district effective July 1. (more…)
The public vote on whether to close the New Suffolk School, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been canceled.
In a special meeting Friday night, the New Suffolk Board of Education voted unanimously to cancel the vote that would have asked residents to decide whether students in grades pre-K through 6 should be sent to Southold School District for the 2018-19 school year. Students in grades 7 through 12 are already sent to Southold. READ
The New Suffolk Board of Education is hoping to cancel next Tuesday’s public vote on tuitioning elementary students to another school.
Board president Tony Dill said at Tuesday night’s meeting that he and teacher Martha Kennelly recently signed an agreement that would allow the historic red schoolhouse to remain open for the 2018-19 school year. READ
The New Suffolk Common School may be able to educate students in the red schoolhouse next year after all.
The suit filed in federal court by Martha Kennelly against the New Suffolk School District following its decision to abolish her position in June 2015 was dismissed by a judge last Wednesday. READ