On the table in the Sag Harbor School District is a $41.88 million spending plan with a proposed year-over-year spending increase of 4.95 percent and proposed tax levy increase of 3.51 percent.
The Bridgehampton School District is proposing a 13.5-percent year-over-year spending increase, up to $16.3 million, with a tax levy increase that is within the state-imposed limit.
Sag Harbor superintendent Katy Graves on Monday said students’ individual needs and federal and state laws prevent the Sag Harbor School District and school board from openly discussing the specifics of the special education programs.
The searchable system is widely used by Suffolk County school districts to post school board meeting agendas, minutes, policies and contracts the board signs with outside vendors and companies.
Some parents with children who have special educational needs have questioned the ability of the Sag Harbor School District to adequately provide for their children, or have alleged discrimination.
Sixth graders Mikhael Feaster, Keanu King and Samantha Udave were joined by fifth graders Aiyana Spears and Marques Thomas on the Bridgehampton Spelling Bees team, representing both Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor.
Pierson High School has named its Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian. They are Leigh Hatfield and Hope Brindle, respectively — two high-achieving, hard-working and involved students.
A $41.88 million spending plan is proposed in Sag Harbor, with a tax levy increase of 3.51 percent, and $16.3 million is proposed in Bridgehampton, where the tax levy increase would be 13.7 percent.
The stage has been transformed into a cross-Atlantic ship, and the students have transformed themselves into some of the most iconic characters ever created on Broadway, for a production of the classic Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” that opens Thursday at Pierson Middle-High School.
The Bridgehampton School's Drama Club will perform “Seussical the Musical” on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, April 28, at 2 and 7 p.m.
With the emergence of two candidates for two school board seats this year, Susan Schaefer and Jordana Sobey, the Sag Harbor School District will have an uncontested school board race for the first time since 2010.
Douglas DeGroot, Lillian Tyree-Johnson and Ronald White will file petitions next Monday to seek new terms as members of the Bridgehampton School Board of Education.
The private school will close its Bridgehampton campus, which is home to its early childhood and elementary grades, and move those programs to its Upper School campus on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.
The school board recently voted to spend up to $10,000 on a new, 250-gallon fish tank — after listening to a pitch from Hugo Kapon, who spent about three weeks researching a presentation titled “The Benefits of Having a School Fish Tank.”
The Sag Harbor School Board on Monday settled on a tax levy increase of 3.51 percent for the 2018-19 budget, with school officials projecting the total budget as $41.54 million.