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Order Halts School Projects

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week clarified what “essential” means for contractors, halting most forms of construction through at least April 19 — school construction included. Districts in Springs, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor are bumping up against this order.     

Apr 2, 2020
School Boards Go Virtual

Their meetings are not without technical issues, but local school boards have ventured into the world of virtual assemblies and live-streaming on various platforms.     

Apr 2, 2020
Schools Feeding Students

For students who rely on schools to provide nutritious meals each day, there is assistance available locally for breakfast and lunch.

Mar 26, 2020
Arts Activities for Kids Move Online

Arts organizations including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Bay Street Theater, and the Parrish Art Museum have modified their educational programs for families and children to offer them digitally and free of charge. 

Mar 26, 2020
Sag Harbor School District Reports COVID-19 Cases

The Sag Harbor School District on Wednesday announced "more than one member of our school community" has been diagnosed with COVID-19, making it the second local school to confirm at least one case.

Mar 25, 2020
School Districts Step Up for Children of Essential Workers

School districts and day care centers here are answering the governor’s call to help parents and caregivers who are first responders, health care workers, and other essential employees during the COVID-19 response.

Mar 23, 2020
For Teachers and Students a Crash Course in Distance Learning

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo this week ordered schools statewide to close through March 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some districts here had already announced plans to close for two weeks. Many administrators believe the closure will be extended.

Mar 19, 2020
Sag Harbor’s Interim Superintendent Resigns

Eleanor Tritt, the interim superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District, resigned Wednesday from her post.

Mar 18, 2020
Schools Work to Provide for Families Amid Closures

With the schools closed, many parents have begun navigating the world of homeschooling for the first time, and school districts have begun serving meals to students who take part in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program. 

Mar 17, 2020
Suffolk County Closes All Schools for Two Weeks

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday afternoon announced in a local emergency order that schools across the county will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

Mar 15, 2020
Update: Governor Cuomo Waives Education Mandate

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo waived a key public education mandate on Friday afternoon, saying during a press conference that districts could choose to close if they wished and they would not be penalized for holding fewer than 180 school days.

Mar 13, 2020
Revived Focus on Career and Tech

A revived focus on career and technical education, new ways to demonstrate mastery of the skills that come with it, news literacy, and financial competence emerged as ideas for possible updates to high school graduation requirements last week during a public forum convened to examine just that.     

Mar 12, 2020