Category Archives: School Board

Southampton School (May 21) and Southampton Village Elections (June 21)

Southampton School District Budget and Board Election

Monday, May 21, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Southampton Intermediate School, 70 Leland Lane.

The Southampton School District Budget for 2019-2020 and two board seats will be voted on. The budget increased and is now at $71,908,015.  There are two Board seat openings and the candidates are Donald J. King, Meesha Johnson, Leslie Duroseau and Charles Styler.

Absentee Ballot Applications and information on the budget are available online: 

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Public Forum on Southampton School District Office Plans, Thursday, July 19, 6 PM

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM  –  Music Room of the Southampton Intermediate School, Leland Lane

The Southampton School District Administration and Board are seeking input for plans on a new administration building. Their last proposal to purchase a house on Narrow Lane, make renovations and pave additional school property for parking, at a cost of $5.2m, was turned down by the voters in May by a vote of 397 to 894. This was the second time the voters rejected a plan by the District

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Village Meeting Minutes January – March, 2017

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during the First Quarter of 2017 primarily concerned the public hearings regarding the Tuckahoe Mall and the continued discussion (including delay and watering down) of enacting any additional residential zoning restrictions. The 24 condo development at the Village Latch continues to move forward while more details regarding the use of community preservation funds to purchase the Pyrrhus Concer site on Pond Lane have come to light.

On Tuesday,

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Absentee Ballot Information for the May 16 School Budget & Board Vote and the June 16 Southampton Village Election

SOUTHAMPTON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Voting is for (2) members of the Board of Education for (4) year terms and budget. 

Wording for the proposed budget:

The $68,954,600 budget would represent a 1.81-percent, or $1,223,136, increase in spending over the current year’s $67,731,464 budget. It would be paired with a projected tax levy of $55,997,906, which represents an increase of $2,321,223, or 4.32 percent, over the current year’s

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Village Meeting Minutes – May through September, 2016

The main topics of conversation throughout the Village during the summer months concerned the North Sea Road plan to increase commercial uses along that corridor, disputes over beach access and parking at the end of Meadow Lane, the purchase of the Town’s Land Preservation Fund of the Pyrrhus Concer site on Pond Lane, and progress on a study of residential zoning in the Village.

Additionally, redevelopment of the Village Latch into condominiums has begun, the 11 acres of farm land along Moses

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Southampton Association Joins in Lawsuit with Southampton Press Seeking Details of Personnel Problems in the School District

Aug 30, 2016 4:20 PM

By Greg Wehner-Southampton Press

The Southampton School District is facing a new lawsuit charging that it has failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Law—this time from the Press News Group.

The publishers of The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Press and the website 27east.com filed the lawsuit in State Supreme Court on Friday. The lawsuit seeks to compel the school district to release the results of an investigation—paid for with taxpayer dollars—of former

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Information on registering to vote in Southampton local elections where your vote is needed.

How and Where to Register to Vote

• You can register in person at Suffolk County Board of Elections
or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
• You can call Suffolk County  at 631-852-4554 to request a voter application.
• You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.
• Download English Form ( 280KB)

Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below,

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Village Meeting Minutes – July and August, 2014

I want to begin by thanking the many members of the Southampton Association and the community who attended numerous Village Trustee and ARB meetings over the past 2 months. Your support and input will hopefully be heard by our Trustees and Architectural Review Board (ARB) members. Our village is under attack through a process that may inadvertently enable certain new homes in the FEMA flood zone to be built 10 to 15 feet higher than

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Editorial On Tuckahoe-Southampton School Merger

Editorial in The Independent, August 27, 2014

Just Say No — Again

Southampton School District officials are stubbornly moving ahead with their plan to consolidate with Tuckahoe School district even though there appears to be no tangible benefits to its taxpayers.

Tuckahoe currently pays tuition to send its graduating eighth graders to Southampton, and its school tax rate is triple that of Southampton. The merger will raise taxes by hundreds of dollars a year in Southampton when fully

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School District Merger Rejected by Southampton Voters

 Thanks to the interest and support of many, the straw poll that occurred October 29th regarding the proposed merger of the Southampton and Tuckahoe School Districts was rejected by the Southampton voters.

 In the Southampton School District, 1075 voted against the merger and 693 voted for the merger. 

 The lack of clarity of terms, scant details on savings and no safeguards over future cost increases meant that approving the straw poll would have irreversibly moved the merger forward, regardless

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