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Should the Oysterponds Board of Education downsize?

The answer may be taking shape. The district will proceed this academic year with six board members as opposed to seven following the retirement of Linda Goldsmith of East Marion. READ

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Oysterponds Elementary School

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.

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For the past few years, parents and educators have rallied against the state’s latest system of so-called high-stakes testing, which ties teacher evaluations to the controversial Common Core standards. Their principal strategy has been the opt-out movement, under which students refuse to take mandated assessment tests.

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03/26/14 12:25pm
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Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Oysterponds school board on Tuesday approved putting a proposed $5.5 million budget for the 2014-15 school year up for vote in May, along with two propositions.

If approved by voters, the proposed budget would increase the district’s tax levy — the total money collected by district taxpayers — by 1.93 percent, keeping it under the state-mandated 2 percent tax levy cap.  (more…)

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PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Board member Linda Goldsmith (second from right) discusses the veterans tax exemption with the rest of the board at Tuesday night's public hearing.

Oysterponds school board member Linda Goldsmith (second from right) discusses the veterans tax exemption at Tuesday night’s public hearing. (Photo by Paul Squire)

The Oysterponds school board didn’t take any action on a veterans tax exemption program Tuesday night and decided to reopen the discussion in the spring, meaning the exemption will not be in effect for this year.

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12/17/13 4:30pm
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The Oysterponds school board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The Oysterponds school board meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Oysterponds school board is expected to vote on contract extensions for Superintendent Richard Malone and principal Joan Frisicano at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Mr. Malone’s contract is set to expire this summer. He was hired in July 2012 to replace Ms. Frisicano after she resigned as superintendent. About a year later, the district hired her again in June to replace outgoing principal Françoise Wittenburg.

If the extensions are approved, Mr. Malone’s contract will expire June 30, 2016 and Ms. Frisicano’s contract will end June 30, 2015, according to the meeting’s agenda. Both agreements carry an annual 1.5 percent salary increase.

Tuesday night’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. due to tonight’s inclement weather, according to the district’s website.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Check back for an update.

Oysterponds School board meeting agenda, Dec. 17, 2013