Proposition 2 in East Hampton

The East Hampton School Board has agreed to add a second proposition to the school budget ballot asking for voter approval to spend $2.2 million from a capital reserve account for a commercial kitchen at East Hampton High School. During a virtual meeting on April 1, board members pointed out that the measure would not increase taxes because the district already has the money set aside.

The new kitchen would be the site of an in-house culinary arts and hospitality program, eliminating the need to spend money on tuition and busing for high school students taking that program through the Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services. “This is something that the community wants,” said J.P. Foster, the school board

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