Board of Education

The Board of Education is the authorized state agency responsible for setting educational policy in the district. It consists of seven members. They serve three-year terms and receive no salary or other financial compensation. Current Board of Education Members include: Ann Cotten-DeGrasse (President), Gregory M. Meyer (Vice President), Thomas Carson, Christopher Dorr, Susan Koukounas, Amelia Lantz, and Kimberly Ligon. (See Board Member Profiles.) (See 2014-15 Budget Information)

The Board of Education has an email address -- which goes to all members
If you would like to contact the Board of Education, you can email them at
(Email will be sent to all Board members.)

The Board of Education will hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverhead High School Music Room 123, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY. After the meeting is opened to the public, the Board will immediately recess to executive session to discuss personnel matters until 7:00 p.m. at which time they will reconvene into public session in the Riverhead High School Cafeteria (unless otherwise stated), 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, NY. (See Meeting Dates.)

 2014 Board of Education News Postings - BoardDocs is online now  
In January 2014, the Board of Education went online with its BOARD DOCS website. The site hosts information about Board of Education Meetings (notices, agendas, resolutions, etc.), Board of Education policies and goals, a list of the Board members and more. (See BoardDocs.)

2012-2013 News Postings from the Board of Education:
Christopher Dorr and Amelia Lantz Sworn In / Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Greg Meyer Appointed / Committee Members Designated / Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Receives Tenure (July 2013) / Board Appoints new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
/ Farewell to 2013 Retirees


Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution

I, Barbara O’Kula, District Clerk of the governing Board of the Riverhead Central School District, of the State of New York, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing with the original resolution passed by such Board, at a legally convened meeting held on the 9th day of July 2013 on file as part of the minutes of such meeting, and that same is a true copy thereof and the whole of such original.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District hereby establishes standard work days for elected and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the clerk of this body:


Goals of the Board of Education:
The Board of Education adopted three District Goals: Board Goals

The External Audit for the Period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 as accepted by the Board of Education:
(Click on pdf or Title.)

pdf Financial Audit
pdf Federal Funds Single Audit
pdf Extra Classroom Activity Account Audit


Next Board Meeting

REGULAR BOARD OF ED. Meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of the month - See Home Page for Notice / Agenda in BoardDocs

Information and Links

Tax Cap Questions and Answers
Understanding New York's Property Tax Levy Cap as it relates to public schools
October 2011