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If Budgets Fail, School Districts Can Try Again

Rather than be forced to operate on a contingency budget if their spending plans fail to pass a first vote next week, school districts in New York will now have a second chance to put their budgets before voters.

Jun 12, 2020
On Special Education and Teacher Evaluations From Governor Cuomo

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed executive orders allowing schools to resume providing special education services in person over the summer and waiving the annual statewide teacher performance evaluations.

Jun 11, 2020
East Hampton Kids Log One Million Minutes of Reading

Students at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton surpassed a milestone last week. Collectively, all students have spent more than one million minutes reading books during this school year so far.

Jun 11, 2020
Small High School Graduations to Be Allowed as Pandemic Eases

By executive order of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in-person high school graduations of up to 150 people will be allowed outdoors starting June 26, “subject to any outbreaks or significant changes in the metrics.”

Jun 11, 2020
School Ballot Deadline Extended to June 16

Amid widespread worries over absentee ballots making their way in time to school districts for budget votes and board elections this year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday signed an executive order extending the deadline for districts to receive them by mail from June 9 to June 16.

Jun 7, 2020
School Confronts Racist Statements on Social Media

Social media posts by East Hampton High School students and others containing racist content and offensive language are under investigation by school officials.

Jun 5, 2020
Elite Avenues School Plans East Hampton 'Studio Campus'

Avenues: the World School, a for-profit independent school, is enrolling 5th through 11th-grade students for the school year beginning in fall 2020 for a new location in the East Hampton area.

Jun 4, 2020
Ross School Opens College Guidance Videos to All Students

Common applications. Art school portfolios. The Naviance college-match system. The Ross School administration knows there are so many nuances and questions about the college application process that it decided to open up its counseling program to the students from outside Ross as well.

“We have never done that before,” said Andi O’Hearn, director of advancement and operations at the Ross School, who suggested that the rising juniors and seniors in general may not have easy access to their guidance counselors, who are probably extremely busy, right now.

Jun 4, 2020
College Student's Bright Idea: 'Summer Camp' at Home

Before her summer plans were upended by Covid-19, Becca Kuperschmid was going to do a marketing internship, but now, those are few and far between because businesses are struggling. So she decided to launch her own business.

Jun 4, 2020
School Years Shorter for Some

To avoid student fatigue, as well as to avoid pushing teachers' obligations past their original teaching contracts, many local school districts are ending school earlier than planned.

Jun 4, 2020
Didn't Get an Absentee Ballot Yet? Contact Your School District Today

Voters who did not receive an absentee ballot for the school budget vote and board member elections, but believe they were supposed to receive one, should contact their respective school districts by phone or email as soon as possible. Completed ballots are due with all districts by Tuesday.

Jun 4, 2020
John M. Marshall Elementary School Earns Distinction

Deemed "high achieving" under the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act Plan, the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton has been named a Recognition School for the 2018-19 school year.

Jun 3, 2020