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Riverhead schools eye 5-year plan to improve graduation rates and more

Riverhead schools eye 5-year plan to improve graduation rates and more
The Riverhead Central School District is working on creating a five-year plan that school officials hope will put the district in good standing with New York State and increase graduation rates. The

i pShare Tweet Email The Riverhead Central School District is working on creating a five-year plan that school officials hope will put the district in good standing with New York State and increase graduation rates.The state Education Department identified the Riverhead school district in 2019 as a "target district" in need of academic improvement.Tornatore said he hopes to have a finalized plan submitted to the district’s school board to vote on by the end of June.In addition to getting the district’s students to be college- and career-ready after graduation, Tornatore said the plan also is important to the district for "budgeting purposes, so we can really take a look how we can prepare the budget over the next several years, so we can offer these opportunities, but have as conservative an increase as possible.

" While the committee will weigh in on what to prioritize, Tornatore said people have told him creating more classroom space for the district’s rising enrollment is something the plan should address.Riverhead High School had a 79% graduation rate in 2020, while the district overall posted a 76% graduation rate for that year, according to state Department of Education figures.

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