South Huntington Schools to Honor Bennardo at Retirement

The South Huntington school board  has scheduled a retirement party Monday for  Dr. David  Bennardo, who is retiring as superintendent of the district after nine years. The celebration will run from 6 -8 p.m., starting with a ceremony in the Performing Arts Center at WaltWhitman High Read More …

S. Huntington District Pulls Proposed Sale of Athletic Field

The South Huntington school district has removed the proposed sale of an athletic field that voters were to consider on May 18. Dr. David Bennardo, district superintendent, said that a technical issue was discovered with the title to the property that couldn’t be resolved quickly. Read More …

Candidate Introductions; Campaign Managers Named

Former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia is hosting the campaign kickoff of Stephanie Bontempi Thursday, headlined by former US Rep. Peter King, R-Massapequa. Bontempi is running against the Suffolk County 18th District seat currently held by Dr. William Spencer, against Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, a Democrat. Read More …

Republicans Pick Smyth for Town Supervisor Race; Bennardo, Ferro on Ticket

Huntington Republicans announced late Friday night  that they had endorse Councilman Edmund Smyth for town supervisor, succeeding Chad Lupinacci, who said Friday afternoon he wouldn’t run again. Also on the Republican slate are retiring South Huntington superintendent Dr. David Bennardo and  Salvatore Ferro, CEO of Read More …

D’Elia Named Superintendent in South Huntington

Dr. Vito D’Elia will succeed Dr. David Bennardo as superintendent of the South Huntington school district, the Board of Trustees announced Wednesday night. Currently assistant superintendent for business and district operations for the district,  D’Elia will move into the district’s top job when Bennardo retires Read More …

South Huntington School Board to Name New Superintendent

The South Huntington school board will name the successor to Dr. David Bennardo at its meeting Wednesday. Bennardo, who became South Huntington’s superintendent in 2012, announced his retirement in September.  He came from the Harborfields school district, where he had been the high school principal Read More …

South Huntington Covid-19 Testing Draws Hundreds

A free Covid-19 testing program run by the South Huntington school district drew hundreds of participants, yielding a positivity rate of 7.8 percent, Dr. David Bennardo reported Sunday morning. The program, which provides free testing to students, their families and staff,  began running Saturday morning Read More …

South Huntington to Offer Free Covid-19 Tests to Students, Staff

The South Huntington school district said Wednesday night that it will offer free rapid Covid-19 tests to students and staff starting Saturday. Dr. David Bennardo, district superintendent, said that HouseMD will provide staff to conduct the voluntary tests on school grounds outside of class hours. Read More …

S. Huntington Schools to Go Remote for Week in January

South Huntington schools will switch to a full-remote schedule for a week in January, superintendent Dr. David Bennardo  said Thursday. The Board of Education voted Wednesday night for the buildings to be closed Jan.4-Jan.8. Bennardo said the decision was based on an expected increase in Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Remote Classes, Some Bus Routes Canceled

Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center will continue its remote-only schedule Thursday and Friday after some new positive coronavirus results were reported Wednesday evening, South Huntington school superintendent Dr. David Bennardo said. The school was remote Wednesday because of the need to complete contact tracing on Read More …

Coping: Schools Continue to Adapt to Shutdown

School districts continue to scramble to adjust to the shutdown and provide remote educational programming as well as help families and students adapt. South Huntington school superintendent Dr. David Bennardo said Monday that an administrative team is opening the buildings Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. for Read More …

School Closings: Huntington, S. Huntington, Hills, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Northport, Elwood and Harborfields

Huntington, South Huntington, Half Hollow Hills, Cold Spring Harbor and Commack, Elwood, Northport and Harborfields school districts will be closed next week because of concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A letter from Half Hollow Hills said students will be out of school Read More …

Educators Fault Level of State Aid, Say Districts Need More

Representatives of two school districts said Wednesday that state aid for local districts was insufficient and said the perception of Long Island as an enclave of wealth and privilege was part of the problem.  “We have a great resource on Long Island and that is Read More …