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Sag Harbor Lions Supercharge Scholarship Fund Goal

Starting with pledges of $25,000 each over five years from two anonymous Lions, and a subsequent pledge of support from Lion Ted Conklin of The American Hotel, the Sag Harbor Lions Club is launching a fundraising drive with the goal of giving $40,000 a year toward college tuition to three deserving Pierson seniors.

Pierson Students Support Book Fairies

To kick off the season of giving last month, Pierson Middle School students packed up 40 boxes of surplus books to donate to The Book Fairies, a nonprofit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Sag Harbor School District Denies Freedom of Information Requests

The Sag Harbor School District has denied two requests for documents made via the New York State Freedom of Information Law, a denial that the state’s Committee on Open Government executive director said may be improper, but which the school district has defended.

Bridgehampton Focuses on Building Positive School Culture

Asked whether they agreed with the statement “Students in this school show respect for each other,” 9.9 percent strongly agreed; 24.7 agreed; 43.2 percent felt “neutral,” and 22.2 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed.

Bridgehampton School Hiring Two New Administrators

The Bridgehampton School has received about 80 applications for a new assistant principal position and more than 20 applications for a combined director of special education and English-as-a-new-language position, two roles previously filled by teachers on special assignment.

School Board Approves Audit, Hires Business Consultant

The Sag Harbor School Board on Tuesday held a special meeting to address its audit report, allowing the district to meet a state-mandated deadline.

Changes Coming to Sag Harbor Student Code of Conduct

Students in the Sag Harbor School District would be held accountable for off-campus actions that impact the schools, according to proposed revisions of the Sag Harbor Code of Conduct.

Sag Harbor Superintendent’s Contract Extended

The Sag Harbor School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to extend the contract of Superintendent Katy Graves by one more year, to June 2021.

Sag Harbor School Board Members Talk Audit Issues

An auditor with the firm Cullen and Danowski on Monday told the Sag Harbor School Board the district’s finances are sound, and that an audit of payroll, spending and accounting had found “no material weaknesses,” leading to an “unmodified opinion.”

New Stella Maris School Projected for Completion in July 2019

The anticipated opening of the former Stella Maris Regional School as an early childhood education center operated by the Sag Harbor School District has been pushed back again, from January to July of 2019

Students Pour Their Hearts into ‘Don’t Drink the Water’

The Pierson High School theater department has taken on dramatic stories, quirky family tales and traditional high school literary works, but this year is trying its hand at pure comedy with the Woody Allen play “Don’t Drink the Water.”

SAFE Addresses Social Host Law with Video Project

A pair of actors welcomed 11 kids from Pierson and Southampton high schools into their movie-set home on Sunday for a party complete with empty beer cans and red plastic cups as props — all for a good cause.

Education Briefs: Private School Busing Considered, Stella Maris Survey Closing

Following up on an issue raised during a previous Sag Harbor School Board meeting by a community member who is a retired bus driver, the board on Monday talked about adding more busing for students who attend private or religious schools.

Test Scores Look Good in Sag Harbor Schools

Results show high school Regents test scores rose in several subject areas and proficiency levels rose across the grades in elementary and middle school English and math.

Bridgehampton School District Awards Construction Contracts

The Bridgehampton School awarded contracts to construction, electrical, plumbing and heating and cooling companies at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

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