All this week, students in grades three through eight at the Montauk School will be taking part in the newly controversial state assessment tests. In his weekly newsletter, Jack Perna, the district superintendent, asked teachers to go easy on homework assignments. “Please!” he wrote.
The school board has been considering becoming part of a larger, statewide effort by teachers, other schools, and parents to boycott the testing, saying it was too much for the students and not a good gauge of their knowledge.
The Montauk School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year.