Students at Greenport High School may get to sleep in a little later on school days.
That is the suggestion of Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg. Mr. Gamberg met with members of the Greenport and Oysterponds school boards Tuesday to discuss pushing the start of classes at the high school back 30 minutes. He also suggested Oysterponds Elementary School students start roughly 30 minutes earlier. At Greenport High School, the first bell rings at 7:45 a.m., and students are released at 2:25 p.m.
Facing a $286,000 shortfall in the proposed 2018-19 budget, the Greenport Board of Education announced Tuesday it is looking to pierce the tax cap. READ
The Greenport School District is depending on state aid to keep its proposed 2018-19 budget under the tax cap.
The proposed budget is currently at a $325,000 shortfall, Superintendent David Gamberg said. READ
After announcing in November that David Gamberg would continue as the shared superintendent of both Southold and Greenport school districts after his initial contract ends this June, a three-year contract was approved by the Greenport Board of Education on Tuesday and the Southold Board of Education the following night.
The Greenport Board of Education has adopted its budget for next year and will ask voters to approve a spending plan in May that attempts to pierce the tax levy cap with an 8.52 percent increase.
Greenport School District officials preparing next year’s school spending plans are describing the process as daunting because they’re bound to .77 percent tax levy growth for 2016-17.
The Greenport and Southold school boards struck a unique deal in September 2013 to share a superintendent, something unseen in the 120 other kindergarten through 12th-grade districts on Long Island. READ
The Greenport school board officially accepted the resignations of three staffers at Tuesday’s school board meeting. READ
To the Editor:
Over the past month, a Greenport teacher and at least one student have been arrested in unrelated incidents, and while both events have seen media coverage, neither incident seemed to warrant much messaging from the Greenport School District. (more…)
Tuesday night’s Greenport Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Several concerned parents spoke at Tuesday night’s Greenport school board meeting, asking for greater communication from the district in the wake of the arrest of a Greenport student in last Tuesday’s Southold shooting. (more…)