Should the Oysterponds Board of Education downsize?
Voters in all five North Fork school districts overwhelmingly approved their 2019-20 budgets as voter turnout increased for the second straight year after historic low in 2017.
Several school districts on the North Fork will offer propositions along with their budgets this Tuesday, May 21, when voters head to the polls.
The district that asked voters to pierce the tax cap last year will stay well under the cap this time around — but Greenport will float a $23.8 million bond project at a separate vote in June.(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 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?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because Oysterponds Elementary School students read a combined 310 books in one month.
While Southold Town was established more than 350 years ago, one of its public school districts is just now celebrating its 50th birthday this summer. The Oysterponds School District was created in 1966 after the North Fork’s easternmost hamlets, Orient and East Marion, merged their school systems, which were each nearly 90 years old at the time.