03/21/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Kathleen Springer speaking at the Board of Education meeting Monday evening in favor of funding transportation for Island students attending Our Lady of the Hampton School.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Kathleen Springer speaking at the Board of Education meeting Monday evening in favor of funding transportation for Island students attending Our Lady of the Hampton School.

The Board of Education completed budget workshops Monday night putting forth an $11.3 million budget proposal that won’t go above the state-mandated tax rate cap even if a proposition to provide transportation to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) passes in May.

The current budget is $10.96 million. (more…)

03/07/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

A $70,000 line item in the proposed school budget for bus and ferry transportation, based on estimates from South Ferry and Sunrise Buses,  for two elementary school students who attend classes at Our Lady of the Hamptons may never have to be paid, but by state law must be included for the 2017-18 school year pending the outcome of a referendum. (more…)

01/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian  victims of Hurricane Matthew.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier this month the Board of Education rolled out preliminary plans for developing its 2017-18 budget with a promise that it wouldn’t pierce the tax cap. On Tuesday night the school board had a look at the initial spending plans for administration. (more…)