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Riverhead seeks school board candidates

Riverhead schools Superintendent Nancy Carney is compiling a list of people who want to serve on the school board, and she's asking anyone interested to call her office by the end of business Friday.

The seven-member board became a six-member board last month, when Angela DeVito announced her immediate resignation. DeVito, a board member since 2003, did not explain why she was resigning. Her term was to expire next year.

Her announcement came during a meeting in which a proposed $78-million school expansion was discussed. Last year voters overwhelming rejected a proposed $122-million bond that would have closed one elementary school and changed the use of other schools, forcing some students to change buildings. Several aging school buildings need substantial repairs.

At the meeting during which DeVito resigned, the board discussed adding about $4 million for athletic field improvements to a future bond.

The board has not scheduled a vote on a final expansion plan.

Carney said anyone interested in being appointed to fill the term should call her office by Friday at 631-369-6717.

The school board has the option of making an appointment or leaving the seat vacant until next year’s school board election.

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