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Sag Harbor School District Administrators Make Recommendations on Pre-K, IB Expansion

Posted on 12 March 2014

In back-to-back workshops before parents, teachers and members of the Sag Harbor Board of Education (BOE) Monday night, administrators voiced their recommendations on how to progress with the potential expansion of the district’s Pre-Kindergarten and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

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Sag Harbor Board of Education to Vote on Taping Meetings, Explores Green Policy

Posted on 12 March 2014

Before the standard crowd of a few parents, one or two teachers and one community member, the Sag Harbor School Board of Education again discussed taping its meetings to expand access to the public.

Theresa Samot, BOE president, said since its last meeting, the BOE received input from school attorney Thomas Volz and Kathy Beatty, public relations consultant for the district, both of whom did not recommend moving forward.

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Employee Benefits Account for a Quarter of Expenses in Sag Harbor School District Budget

Posted on 12 March 2014

On Monday, Sag Harbor School District administrators presented a draft of the last major component of the 2014-2015 budget to the Board of Education (BOE), which included projected expenses for the two school buildings, Pierson Middle/High School and Sag Harbor Elementary School (SHES), BOCES services and employee benefits.

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Struggling to Stay Below Tax Cap, Bridgehampton School District Asks for Community Input on Budget

Posted on 12 March 2014

The Bridgehampton School District held its third annual community conversation March 5, asking residents to voice their recommendations for savings and discuss the logistics of piercing the state-imposed tax cap on school budgets.

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After Significant Cuts, Bridgehampton School District Budget Draft Still 4 Percent Over Tax Cap

Posted on 04 March 2014

In a second budget presentation to the Bridgehampton School Board of Education, Superintendent and Principal Dr. Lois Favre highlighted cuts she said would likely have to be made because of the state-imposed tax cap on school budgets.

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Hugs Not Drugs to Kick Off Fundraising Initiative for Local Non Profits This Week

Posted on 04 March 2014

Sag Harbor School Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso and Jennifer Ponzini, president of the elementary school PTA celebrate the PTA’s new collaboration with the non-profit Hugs Not Drugs.  The non-profit Hugs Not Drugs will kick off its joint fundraising effort with the Sag Harbor Elementary School PTA, the East Hampton YMCA and Southampton Youth Services on [...]

Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor School Districts Approve Tax Exemptions for Veterans

Posted on 28 February 2014

School districts in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor this week approved tax exemptions that grant school tax relief to veterans in their districts who served during a time of war. Veterans who want to receive the exemption must apply with their town assessor by March 1 for the savings to affect this tax year.

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School Officials: Pierson Students Will be Allowed to Take Limos to Prom

Posted on 28 February 2014

After a month-long debate, Pierson High School Principal Jeff Nichols confirmed Friday that Sag Harbor students will be able to take whatever transportation they choose to the prom this spring.

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Pierson Students Evacuated Monday Due to Strange Odor

Posted on 25 February 2014

Just before the end of the school day Monday, the students and staff of Pierson High School were evacuated after administrators observed electrical problems and smelled a strange odor coming from the basement.

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The Great Prom Debate Heats Up in Sag Harbor; School Board Considers Veterans Tax Exemptions

Posted on 19 February 2014

The debate continues at Pierson High School, as students and administrators dispute the balance between autonomy and security at the prom.

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