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In Push Toward Inclusion, a Need for Teachers Certified in Special Education

Posted on 01 April 2015

With research and federal law both supporting increased inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms, American school districts are working on getting as many teachers certified in special education as possible, and developing sound systems for early intervention and response.

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No Wrongdoing Found in Question of Sag Harbor School Board Member’s Residency

Posted on 01 April 2015

Longtime Sag Harbor School Board member Susan Kinsella’s decision to put her North Haven home on the market in October and move out of the district temporarily while her new home, also in Sag Harbor, is being renovated, has raised some eyebrows but is perfectly acceptable, according to district officials.

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Joe Markowski Named Buildings and Grounds Supervisor for Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 25 March 2015

Joseph Markowski, a longtime employee of Sag Harbor schools who has continued to serve the district on a volunteer basis since his retirement, was appointed buildings and grounds supervisor, a new position in the district, on Monday, March 23.

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First Full Draft of Sag Harbor School District Proposed Budget Presented

Posted on 25 March 2015

In the first review of the entire proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year, Sag Harbor School District officials unveiled over $37.4 million in spending, the bulk of which will go to employee benefits and salaries.

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School District Administrators Propose Plan for In-House Special Education Program in Sag Harbor

Posted on 18 March 2015

Hoping to develop a new in-house program for students with disabilities, Sag Harbor School District administrators proposed a special education budget to the Board of Education on Thursday, March 12, that would keep those students in the district while still reducing expenses by almost 5 percent from last year’s budget.

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Sag Harbor Board of Education Critical of Governor’s Proposed Reforms for Teachers

Posted on 18 March 2015

In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education initiatives, one of which would require that half of the measurement of whether a teacher is good at his or her job be based on students’ test scores alone, the Sag Harbor Board of Education expressed its concerns over the state’s reliance on state tests.

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New John Jermain Memorial Library Building Will Dedicate Spaces to Two of its First Advocates

Posted on 11 March 2015

The Sag Harbor community has come together to underwrite the dedication of two spaces at the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library for two women who were instrumental in the planning stages of the new facility, which is expected to be finished by October.

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Stepping Around Snow, the Bridgehampton School Prepares its Gardens for Spring

Posted on 11 March 2015

Despite the snow piles, the potholes, and the threat of more 30-degree weather on the horizon, spring is on its way—at least at the Bridgehampton School.

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Sorry Kids, Sag Harbor Spring Break Affected by Snow Days Again this Year

Posted on 11 March 2015

After Sag Harbor students enjoyed their fourth snow day off this school year on Thursday, March 5, Sag Harbor School District Superintendent Katy Graves announced they would have to make up for the loss of one day of instructional time. As a result, students will lose the last week day of their scheduled spring break and will be required to attend school on Friday, April 10.

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Sag Harbor School District Facilities Director Terminated

Posted on 10 March 2015

In a rare mid-school year firing, the Sag Harbor Board of Education terminated its director of facilities on February 23. Montgomery “Monty” Granger was let go after five years of working for the school district.

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