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
After months of deliberating, the New Suffolk Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to stop educating pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students in the New Suffolk schoolhouse and instead pay to send all it students to other local school districts come September 2018.
Former New Suffolk School teacher Martha Kennelly, who has spent two years fighting with the district that refused to reinstate her when a special assignment ended, appears to have won her case that would force the district to reinstate her and pay back wages and benefits from June 30, 2015, according to the decision written by State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia.
The New Suffolk Board of Education is looking to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left on the board after Jason Cooper died last month.
President Tony Dill said the school board is in the process of compiling a list of interested individuals, who they will then interview for the position. They hope to appoint someone near the start of the upcoming school year.
Next month, residents in the New Suffolk school district will be asked to approve a $1.1 million budget that attempts to pierce the tax levy cap with a 6 percent increase.
That amount equals a $25,000 spending increase and is nearly double the district’s allowable tax levy limit of 3.4 percent, school board president Tony Dill said, noting that six additional students have moved into the district.
New Suffolk Elementary School principal Christopher Gallagher, center, discussing the district’s new policy of releasing public documents at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Following an excessed teacher’s recent requests for documents, the New Suffolk school board has adopted its first-ever public information policy.
During the board’s meeting Tuesday, principal Christopher Gallagher recommended that the district require people who seek school documents through the state’s Freedom of Information Law to fill out a standard request form. (more…)
The New Suffolk school board met last week to adopt the 2015-16 budget. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The New Suffolk school board has adopted a $1.09 million 2015-16 budget proposal that would carry an estimated increase of $12,250, or 1.58 percent, over this year’s tax levy.
The school board unanimously approved the proposed budget, which includes a reduction in spending of nearly $44,000, at a special meeting last Thursday. (more…)
Christopher Gallagher retired in 2008 after serving as the Southold superintendent for eight years. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The New Suffolk school board plans to hire Christopher Gallagher as the district’s new superintendent, The Suffolk Times has learned.
Dr. Gallagher, who retired in 2008 after serving as Southold School District’s superintendent for eight years, said in an interview that he’ll be meeting with parents March 26 and is looking forward to working with teachers again. (more…)
Michael Comanda, who retired as Greenport’s superintendent, will take over the New Suffolk budget this year. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)
New Suffolk school board president Tony Dill confirmed this week he won’t prepare the next spending plan as he’s done in years past.
That’s because the district’s part-time superintendent, Michael Comanda, is now available to take over the process. (more…)
The New Suffolk Common School District is one step closer to filling its $80,000 budget hole, thanks to a sizable donation from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, school board president Tony Dill announced Tuesday.