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Sag Harbor School District Seeks Appraisal for Stella Maris Property

Posted on 25 February 2015

Four months after it was disclosed that the former Stella Maris Regional School on Division Street in Sag Harbor was on the market, the Sag Harbor School District has announced that it is seeking an appraisal of the site.

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Sag Harbor School District Proposes Technology, Transportation, Benefits Budget

Posted on 25 February 2015

A month before the entire 2015-16 budget is to be reviewed, Sag Harbor School District administrators presented technology, debt service, employee benefits and transportation components to the board of education on Monday.

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Pierson Robotics Team Wins 3D Printer to Help with Bot Building

Posted on 13 February 2015

In a contest with more than 4,000 competitors, the Pierson High School Robotics Team has won a 3-dimensional printer, which is already being used to make parts for this year’s robot.

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Vaccine Debate Rages On in Sag Harbor

Posted on 11 February 2015

The recent measles outbreak, which started in California, has evoked fear among parents, painful memories among doctors, and intense debate, finger pointing and even name-calling from all sides nationwide. The outbreak has fueled discussion on playgrounds, in waiting rooms, and on Facebook groups here on the East End, where an estimated 3 percent of school children are not fully vaccinated.

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State Aid for Sag Harbor Uncertain as Governor Cuomo Holds Education Budget Hostage

Posted on 04 February 2015

With Governor Andrew Cuomo holding school aid in limbo in hopes of forcing the New York State Legislature to adopt his educational reforms, next year’s school budgets—and educational mandates—remain a mystery to school boards and administrative teams trying to prepare for the 2015-16 school year.

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Sag Harbor School Board Taken Line by Line Through Proposed Athletics, Buildings and Grounds Budget

Posted on 04 February 2015

With items as precise as $9 for red floor tape, on Tuesday, February 3, Sag Harbor School District Business Administrator Jennifer Buscemi unveiled the athletics and buildings and grounds portions of the first draft of the district’s budget for the 2015-16 school year.

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Bridgehampton School District Unveils First Draft of Proposed $12.6 Million Budget

Posted on 01 February 2015

The Bridgehampton School District appears to be in “much better financial shape this year than last year, according to business administrator Robert Hauser, as the school board on Thursday, January 29, took its first look at a preliminary $12.6 million budget for the 2015-16 school year.

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Niche Ranking Names Pierson 49th Best Public High School in New York State

Posted on 28 January 2015

Sag Harbor’s Pierson Middle/High School was ranked the 49th best public high school in New York State in the Niche list, a national rating determined not just by statistics, but also alumni, parent and student survey responses. Pierson’s grade, of which academics account for 50 percent, was an “A+” overall.

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i-Tri Girls Find Self-Empowerment Through Triathlons

Posted on 22 January 2015

Theresa Roden’s motivation to run a triathlon came from a somewhat surprising source of inspiration: sitting on the beach. While visiting Block Island, Ms. Roden, who lives in Springs, saw a group of jubilant runners dart by, turned to her family and said, quite simply, “I’m going to do this next year.”

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Sag Harbor School Board Has No Plans to Revisit Videotaping Policy

Posted on 22 January 2015

The Sag Harbor Board of Education’s narrow 4-3 decision last month to no longer include the public comment portions from the videos of its meetings broadcast on its website, LTV and SEA-TV, has raised criticism from a small but vocal segment of the school community.

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