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Meet Ross’s New Principal

Mark Frankel, a former Ross School teacher and principal who has spent the last 12 years as an educator abroad, will return to Ross on July 1 to serve as high school principal.

Feb 17, 2022
East Hampton Plans to Stay Under Tax Cap

East Hampton School District officials on Tuesday announced a commitment to remaining at or under New York State’s cap on tax-levy increases to finance their 2022-23 budget plan.

Feb 17, 2022
Springs Budget May Pierce Tax Cap

While not a foregone conclusion just yet, it is possible that the Springs School District may put an above-the-tax-cap budget on the ballot in May for the first time.

Feb 17, 2022
Kids Culture 02.17.22

Staying in town with the kids for the February break? School may be closed, but there's plenty to do, and even more to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Feb 17, 2022
Springs Families Echo Calls for Mask Choice

A chorus of Springs School parents on Tuesday joined the many loud-and-clear voices calling for a “mask choice” policy, which would enable them to decide whether their children should wear masks.

Feb 17, 2022
Kids Culture 2.10.22

Valentine's Day fun, art camp, anime club, movies at the library, and a wildlife presentation are on the agenda for kids and teens this week.

Feb 10, 2022
Tempers Flare Over Masking in Schools

Charging that New York State’s indoor mask-wearing mandate has had negative social, emotional, and academic fallout on their children, some 20 Sag Harbor School parents demanded on Monday that administrators and school board members adopt a “mask choice” policy that would allow parents to decide what’s best for their children.

Feb 10, 2022
Kids Culture for February 3

Coming up for kids and teens: a singing master class at Bay Street, a whole lot of hearts, and a library appreciation day.

Feb 3, 2022
Widespread Response to Tennessee Book Ban

A Tennessee school board’s Jan. 10 decision to ban from its curriculum an acclaimed book about the Holocaust has made headlines across the country, and the publicity has seen the 30-year-old title, “Maus,” skyrocket to the top of best-seller lists once again. The ban has piqued an increased interest in the book among people here, too.

Feb 3, 2022
Springs to Get Full-Day Pre-K Next Year

The Springs School is one of the few remaining East End districts that does not have a full-day prekindergarten program, but that’s about to change. Owing to a $420,000 grant received from New York State specifically for “universal prekindergarten,” there will be a full-day program for families with 4-year-old children starting in September.

Feb 3, 2022
A Call for Mask Choice in Sag Harbor

Friction is brewing over Covid-19 precautions in the Sag Harbor School District, where a group of parents lobbying to make mask-wearing a family choice is expected to state their case to the school board on Monday.

Feb 2, 2022
Overspent by 20 Percent on Stella Maris Transformation

Auditors suggested the overspending was the result of multiple staffing shifts in the school’s business office, two changes in the architectural firms overseeing the work, and an evolving completion date and scope of the project.

Jan 27, 2022