Should the Oysterponds Board of Education downsize?
School district officials announced the resignation of longtime Oysterponds Board of Education member and former president Linda Goldsmith at last Tuesday’s meeting. (more…)
Hi, I’m Laurie Sanders. I’m a special education and art teacher at Oysterponds Elementary School.(more…)
The Oysterponds Board of Education approved a $5.8 million budget for the 2019-2020 academic year, district officials said Thursday.(more…)
Treat others how you want to be treated.
The phrase often associated with empathy and respect will be permanently embedded into the Oysterponds Elementary School building after all 101 elementary school students completed a wall mural with the slogan last Friday.
“It’s timeless, it’s universal, and it’s especially important today, in our community, in our country, and in our world,” East Hampton author-illustrator Joyce Raimondo said. READ
Walking the halls of Oysterponds Elementary School, guests are greeted by hundreds of pieces of glistening blue, white, brown and green stained glass. They were put together by students in grades K through 6, as well as staff and community members, to create four different pictures, said Oysterponds art teacher Laurie Sanders. READ
The Oysterponds School District is proposing a 1.584 percent increase in its 2018-19 budget for a total of $5.8 million.
The new budget, which complies with the 2 percent tax increase cap, includes an addition to the music department and the introduction of foreign language. The administration is looking to hire a part-time teacher in each discipline, Superintendent Richard Malone said. READ
The Oysterponds School District is expanding its social and emotional learning curriculum by adding mindfulness meditation. READ
The Oysterponds School District is proposing a spending increase of $24,373 — or .43 percent — in its 2017-18 school budget.
The district plans to raise the tax levy by .48 percent to stay under the tax cap. That translates to an increase of 18 cents per $100 of assessed value. An average home assessed at $6,000 would have an estimated increase of $10.82, according to a district budget brochure.
Could Oysterponds students soon have the option of attending junior and senior high school on Shelter Island?