On Tuesday voters will go to the polls to decide on the Riverhead School District’s budget for the 2020-21 school year.
No changes have been made since the $147 million budget was rejected during June’s mail-in vote. The district is facing serious cuts and layoffs if voters do not approve the budget on Tuesday.
In late June, the board adopted a $144.8 million contingency budget, based on state mandates, so that the district could continue to operate in the new fiscal year that started July 1. The contingency budget slashed nearly $1.5 million from athletics, music, and club programs. If voters once again say no to the budget, the district will be forced to continue under the contingency budget for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.