Greenport Union Free School District has unveiled an ambitious $29.8 million proposal to transform the current school building, improve security and upgrade athletic facilities, among other changes. Superintendent David Gamberg presented the plan at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday. READ
Did you go to elementary school in the 1970s or ’80s? Was it the 1950s or ’60s? If so, you probably took statewide standardized tests along with 100 percent of your classmates — tests that were designed to give our teachers valuable information on how to help us improve as students. READ
Schools in two North Fork districts have been labeled as needing academic improvement under new accountability designations released last week by the State Education Department.
The standards were created to ensure New York’s compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to hold public schools accountable for students’ achievement. READ
North Fork school districts have experienced numerous changes this year after being faced with the closing of Riverhead’s Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, a record number of school shootings across the country and continued national concern about student mental health. The Suffolk Times spoke with Jill Gierasch, superintendent of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, and David Gamberg, shared superintendent of the Southold and Greenport districts, about some of this year’s changes. Following are abbreviated versions of their remarks. (more…)
Next year, the Broadcast Awards for Senior High, an annual ceremony honoring budding multimedia journalists created by Southold High School faculty, will move to Brookhaven Town to accommodate more students across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The 2019 BASH ceremony will be co-hosted by Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and held on the college campus May 3. READ
Sounds of an antique tractor filled the air at the Southold Elementary School playground Wednesday morning. Cheers and claps grew louder as the tractor (on loan from Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski) began pulling a large blue tarp to unveil a replica of a Mother Goose shoe underneath. READ
The Southold School District plans to hire a full-time security guard, the first in the district’s century-old history. READ
Just as schools were winding down for winter break, many were once again forced to confront national issues, as school safety and gun control returned to the forefront.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead. Along with sadness and fear for students’ safety, it has prompted a nationwide call for change. READ
Following the arrest of a 16-year-old Greenport High School student for allegedly taking inappropriate photographs and video of three female victims with his cellphone, superintendent David Gamberg issued a statement Thursday that was posted on the district’s website.
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the changes that took place at local schools during the year. READ