Chromebooks, Space Needs on School Meeting Agendas

With East Hampton students in fifth and ninth grades set to receive Chromebooks at the start of the school year, the East Hampton School District is set to roll out a policy governing the use of those computers during its school board meeting on Tuesday.

That policy includes everything from an "acceptable use" agreement to general precautions and rules for computer functions such as saving files, playing games, charging the battery, and more. Eventually, students and parents will be asked to sign a copy of the policy and hand it in to the school. The adoption of the Chromebook policy by the school board is the first step; the full draft is available online at

The East Hampton School Board meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the district office, which is at the high school.

School boards in Sag Harbor and Sagaponack will also meet this week, and a Springs facilities committee meeting is also planned.

The public portion of the Sag Harbor meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Pierson High School library. According to the meeting agenda, the school board is set to vote on a number of routine matters, such as the appointment of teachers and agreements with service providers such as the Child Development Center of the Hamptons.

The meeting of the Springs facilities committee will continue the district's discussion of how to handle overcrowded conditions at the school. It is planned for 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the school. It is open to the public, but there will not be a public comment session.

Sagaponack's school board meeting is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the school. A meeting agenda was not immediately available Monday.