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Sag Harbor School Board Approves Field Trip to Cuba

Posted on 29 April 2015

Following rave reviews from a group of students who recently returned from a field trip to Spain, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Monday, April 27, approved a Pierson High School extracurricular field trip to Cuba.

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Sharp Decline Expected in Bridgehampton School Taxes

Posted on 29 April 2015

Bridgehampton residents can expect to see lower taxes next year, as property assessments in the hamlet are expected to increase significantly, according to preliminary estimates from the Town of Southampton Assessor’s office. Although the number is not finalized, town Assessor Lisa Goree confirmed on Tuesday, April 28, that the Bridgehampton School District’s tax base will see an increase of about $252 million—or nearly $100 million more than in the three years prior.

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Test Refusal Rates Soar Across the East End

Posted on 29 April 2015

For the first time, the New York State Education Department has asked the Board of Cooperative Educational Services to compile data from school districts to learn what percentage of students in the state refused to take its tests in grades three through eight. Parents who opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to linked overarching and controversial educational reforms to the state’s budget and the amount set aside for school aid, have voiced their dissent by having their children “refuse the tests,” or not sit for the exams, which cover English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.

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Bridgehampton’s Rookie Robotics Team Brings Home Trophy

Posted on 27 April 2015

They spent countless hours building and rebuilding, learning the rules of the game, and just four weeks ago they didn’t even know if they would be able to afford to get to the national championship in St. Louis, but last Sunday, against all odds, Bridgehampton High School’s rookie robotics team came home triumphant from the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship with a second-place trophy in hand.

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Candidates Come Forward for School Board Races in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton

Posted on 22 April 2015

Voters in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton will return to the polls next month to cast their ballots for school board candidates and approve or deny districts’ proposed budgets.

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Five to Run for Three Seats on Sag Harbor School Board

Posted on 21 April 2015

The petitions are in and it’s a race for Sag Harbor School Board of Education next month. Five candidates have submitted petitions for candidacy including incumbents Thomas John Schiavoni and Chris Tice. Stephanie Bitis, James Ding and James Stanford will also run for election to the board. On Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m., the [...]

Pierson Vice Principal Headed to Greenport

Posted on 15 April 2015

Pierson Middle/High School vice principal Gary Kalish has accepted a position as secondary school principal in Greenport and will be leaving the Sag Harbor School District at the end of this month.

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Sag Harbor School District Proposes $37.5 Million Budget

Posted on 15 April 2015

With many school districts scrambling for funding to maintain programs and staff, Sag Harbor School District administrators are striving to find ways to save money down the line in their proposed 2015-16 budget.

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Test Refusal Movement Continues to Grow in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 April 2015

Spring break is traditionally used for some much needed relaxation and time in the sun before the final sprint to the end of the school year, but a group of East End parents, teachers, and community members had a loftier goal for last week’s vacation: Taking back public education.

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Refuse the Test Movement Growing on the East End

Posted on 08 April 2015

A grassroots movement of parents who say the government is taking the creativity out of learning—and doing so in impractical ways that help neither students nor schools—is growing statewide and across the East End, with many parents refusing to let their children sit for the tests the state uses to judge public education.

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