School Budgets Pass; Most Incumbents Returned to Office

Voters approved school budgets, often by wide margins, and incumbent Board of Education trustees did well in voting Tuesday. One exception was Cold Spring Harbor, which ousted its school board president. South Huntington re-elected board president Nick Ciappetta and elected newcomer William Biangasso, both to Read More …

Schools: Top Students at Half Hollow Hills; New Performance Center

The Elwood School District recently cut the ribbon for the new Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was attended by Superintendent Ken Bossert, the board of education and members of  the Booster Club, PTA, PTA Council and music sponsors. The auditorium Read More …

Polansky Wants State Clarity on a Return to Normalcy

Huntington school superintendent James W. Polansky has written to Gov. Kathy Hochul and  Dr. Mary Bassett, state health commissioner, to urge the state to communicate with districts about how and when schools might be able to return to a more normal situation. “Since last summer, Read More …

Polansky Says Bus Contract Fight Resolved

The Huntington school district bus crisis came to an end Thursday as Superintendent James W. Polansky said the bus transportation company had agreed to fulfill all aspects of its contract. Polansky said that delays on routes that had plagued the system Thursday would continue Friday Read More …

Update: Bus Company Cancels Huntington School Service

Updated 5:26 p.m. Huntington Coach Corp. canceled many of its bus routes for the Huntington school district, effective Thursday, Superintendent James W. Polansky said Wednesday, and will halt all service to the district after Friday. He said the district was notified Tuesday afternoon that the Read More …

New State Budget Boosts Aid to Schools

School districts will get more money this year under the new state budget.  Legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reached agreement earlier this week on the budget, which raises taxes on the wealthy and corporations.  Huntington school superintendent James W. Polansky said, “The legislature Read More …

Letter: As Summer Ends, Schools Are Ready for New Term

Another summer has seemingly flown by and the dawn of a new school year has arrived. It is with great enthusiasm that we begin classes at all district schools on Wednesday, September 4 and welcome students as they begin, continue, or near the end of Read More …

Letter: End of a School Year Filled With Success, With More to Come

Dear Huntington Students, Staff and Community Members, The end of June is well known for its extended daylight and warmer weather, as well as final classroom lessons, end-of-year exams and a farewell to a group of exceptional soon-to-be graduates. As the 2018-2019 school year comes Read More …

Role of Police, School Policy Draw Crowd to Huntington School Board Meeting After Student Deportation Article

Hundreds of residents packed  a sometimes-emotional Huntington school board meeting Monday night to discuss the role of police officers in school and other issues, in the wake of an article about how a local student ended up deported to Honduras. The ProPublica article, published with The Read More …