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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, May 04, 1978, Image 7

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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., MAY 4, 1978 SEVEN Amagansett Susan Pollack 267-3784 Paul Karish returned to his home on Cross Highway last week from North Shore University Hospital in Man- hasset. He is planning to retire from his post as European history professor at Bergen County College in Paramus, N.J., as the result of his recent illness, he said, adding that he would be living full time now in Amagansett. Daniel B. Kuriloff of Lookout Lane and Roslyn will graduate summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., this spring. He has been accepted for fall admission at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Frank Lester celebrated his 88 th birthday yesterday. School News An assortment of books, toys, games, and household goods and athletic equipment as well as cakes and cookies will be sold outside the Amagansett School on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p,m. by the eighth grade. The proceeds will benefit the class's spring trip. If it rains the sale will be held indoors. “Giant Jungle,” a dramatic skit written, produced, and videotaped by seventh and eighth graders during the spring of 1977 was recently awarded second prize in the Suffolk County Audio-Visual Educators Association's annual contest. John Goodman's third and fourth graders have been discussing the similarities between East Hampton and a Maine fishing village. Peggy DiSunno’s kindergarten and first graders observed ducklings hatch in their classroom before spring recess. St. Michael’s A car wash will be held on the grounds of the Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon under the auspices of the Youth Group. The Youth Group held a “trash-a- thon,” clean-up program after services last Sunday. A congregational meeting will be held after services on Sunday. A pre-school screening clinic for learning disabilities will be held at St. Michael’s Nursery School in conjunc­ tion with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services on Wednesday, from noon to 3 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance. Youngsters aged two and a half to five are eligible to participate. Three Stony Hill Stables horses won prizes in the Long Island Dressage and Combined Training Association’s first horse trials of the season at Hollandia Farms in St. James on Saturday. In training level competition, Togo, ridden by Emily Gershberg, placed third, and London Police, ridden by Elizabeth Hotchkiss, took fourth. In training level competition, Togo, ridden by Emily Gershberg, placed third, and London Police, ridden by Elizabeth Hotchkiss, took fourth. Zorse, ridden by Catherine Hotchkiss, took third in the pre-training division for new competitors. Spring Work DOING THEIR PLOWING off Further Lane were the Tiskas of Bridgehampton. SCHOOL BUDGETS Continued From Page 1 Frederick Philley, the new principal of Ihe Montauk School, was planning to meet with students for counseling purposes after they had graduated and gone on to High School. The Wainscott budget for next year, totalling $254,599, approximately $40,- 000 more than the current budget, passed by a vote of 13 to 0, the 21st unanimous budget approval for the District. Richard Conklin, the District’s sole Trustee, was reelected to a sixth one-year term, 12 to 0 , with one abstention, and Nancy McCaffrey and Elizabeth Wilson were reelected clerk and treasurer by the same vote. All were running unopposed. Wainscott Rate? Mrs. Wilson said yesterday the new tax rate had not yet been determined. The Town Clerk would figure the rate, she said. The increase in the budget, she added, was due primarily to increases in the tuition the District will pay for Wainscott students that attend East Hampton schools next year. Somewhere between 45 and 50 Wainscott students would be attending schools outside the District next year, she said, the same approximate num­ ber as this year. Only grades one through four are taught at the Wain­ scott School. The East Hampton School District will not have an estimate of the tuition it will charge students from feeder Districts next year until it has re­ viewed and worked over its own budget, scheduled to be heard June 27. The tuition figures estimated for the present year, though, were $3,497 for outsiders attending the High School; $1,036 for students attending half-day kindergarten classes; $3,255 for stu­ dents in grades one through six, and $3,870 for seventh and eighth grade students. Springs Is Quiet The Springs School District’s annual meeting was attended only by approxi­ mately 40 persons. There was little questioning of the proposed budget or recommended budget changes. The budget for next year totals $1,990,914 and is $105,463 higher than the current budget, an increase of about five per cent. An estimated fund balance of $105,000, however, is expected at the end of the next fiscal year, and is thus shown in the estimated income column of the 1978-79 budget. The total assessed value of property in Springs, moreover, is expected to be higher next year, both reasons behind an expected penny reduction in next year’s tax rate. One of the largest increases in the proposed Springs budget is for teach­ ers’ salaries, equipment and supplies, Susan Pollack which is up $51,000, due primarily to a four-per-cent salary increase mandated for next year under the current contract the District has with its teachers. The District is finishing the first year of the three-year contract. A five-per-cent salary increase was pro­ vided for the current year and a three-per-cent increase in salaries will be provided in the third year of the contract. Free Milk? Two candidates, Tonie Murphy and Helen G. Smith, were seeking the vacancy on the School Board being created this year by Lewis T. Bennett, who was retiring. At the annual meeting Tuesday night, the legality of accepting Mrs. Murphy’s husband, Kevin, as an inspector of election was questioned, but Mr. Murphy quickly resolved the issue by disqualifying himself. The Board appointed Dorothy Blythe instead. William A. Lycke, the District principal, answered questions from the audience regarding the amount bud­ geted for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the meaning of “Interfund Transfer,” the estimated rate of unemployment insurance, and the rising costs of employes’ benefits and telephone service. The only ques­ tion with potential for changing the budget, however, came from Mrs. Blythe, who objected to the free milk program. “I don’t see why the taxpayers should pay for milk, especially if they have no children in the school,” she said. “Mr. Lycke, though, said the District had taken a cue from the taxpayers two years ago when a separate proposition for the milk program was put to vote. “The budget was defeated, but the milk program was approved,” he said. June Dates The East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton School Districts will hold their annual meetings and voting on proposed budgets and School Board members in June. The Sagaponack District is also expected to hold its meeting in June, although it has not yet announced a date. Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Bridgehampton are also all in the last year of contracts with their teachers and are now negotiating new contracts. In East Hampton, the District princi­ pal, Robert Freidah, stud this week that the Board had hired Phelan and Associates, a firm based in Albany, to negotiate for the District, and that the teachers were being represented by the New York State United Teachers Association. The base starting salary for teachers in East Hampton under the old contract, which lasted three years, was $11,777, while the maximum was $26,651, Mr. Freidah said. Raises provided in the contract were tied to the consumer price index, he added. Budget Sessions On other matters in the East Hampton School District, Mr. Freidah noted that budget work sessions would be held by the Board May 9 and May 11 at 7 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, in the Middle School faculty room. The public has been invited. The budget vote will be held June 28, the annual meeting June 27, and the deadline for candidates to file petitions for the School Board is May 26, he said. Fmnl pm Americana In Sag Harbor Rameshwar Das-Hanuman’s Mirror Works Marvin LaMoore and Stephen Miller are the two Board members whose terms expire this June. Regarding the story in last week’s issue of the Star on a guidance report done last summer by Daisy Shaw, a guidance official from New York, Mr. Freidah said he did not want the report released to the public or reported in the newspaper because it was an “administrative evaluation of person­ nel,” and an “internal matter,” Tim Neale Sidra Murray _ Phyllis Reed

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