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School Board Solidifies 2018-19 Sag Harbor Tax Levy Increase

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.

Education Briefs: Superintendent Enacts Limited Food-on-Bus Rules

New rules allowing students to eat food on school buses that take them to faraway athletic games and field trips are now in effect; Former business official's consulting contract extended.

Voters to Weigh In On New Sag Harbor School Bus Limits

Residents in the Sag Harbor School District will have the chance in May to vote on a measure that increases access to school transportation for more students.

Impact of McGann-Mercy Closure Will Trickle Down to South Fork

In a letter to students and their families, Bishop John O. Barres said the changes are “heartbreaking” and recognized the “pain and disruption” they would cause.

Sag Harbor Student Earns Regional PTA Scholarship

Georgia DeNardo is a recipient of the 2018 Suffolk Region PTA Scholarship. She resides in Sag Harbor and is a student at Eastern Suffolk BOCES Sequoya High School.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School to Close in June

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead will close in June at the end of the 2017-18 school year because of declining enrollments, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre announced Monday.

After-School Program Launched For Pierson Students

Kym Laube said she was confident the program would grow as furniture and games are delivered, and classes with community members are scheduled.

Concerns Over Safety Aired at Sag Harbor School Forum

Residents last Thursday came out to express concerns about school safety, and ways the Sag Harbor School District should look at improving security.

Solemn Remembrances on South Fork for Parkland Shooting Victims

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, may be more than 1,300 miles away from the South Fork of Long Island. But the presence of the victims of the February 14 mass shooting there was felt right here at home on Wednesday morning

Former Bridgehampton School Superintendent Hired as Consultant

The Bridgehampton School District’s recently retired superintendent has returned as a consultant to help the school in its bid to again get accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Challenging Schools to Challenge Kids

When it comes to college acceptances, consider that it often comes down to institutions wanting to know that a student has taken the most difficult courses that a school has offered, experts say.That difficult coursework looks different from school to school on the South Fork.

Spanish Artist Imparts Lessons on Technique, Memory for Pierson Students

Perico Pastor’s words of encouragement on Tuesday were often soft-spoken, but they translated to intense, inspired ink lines and vibrant splashes of color, thoughtfully laid down by students in the latest Pierson Middle-High School after-school art workshop.

Local Schools Continue Focusing on Safety and Security

This week, at Sag Harbor Elementary School, principal Matt Malone implemented new arrival procedures for parents and others attending morning program.

LaValle Announces Scholarships

State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $3,000 scholarships for high school seniors entering college or current college students.

Bridgehampton School Grows Options for Graduates

The emphasis on agriculture has only grown at Bridgehampton, where students may soon be able to graduate with a special New York State high school diploma designation in one of four agricultural “pathways."

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