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Southampton, Tuckahoe Boards to Meet Wednesday

Public invited to first joint school board meeting since Tuckahoe's budget's was rejected at the polls.

The Southampton and Tuckahoe school boards will meet Wednesday evening to discuss the future relationship between their two school districts, which have been co-dependent for years.

District sends most of its ninth- through 12th-graders to , since the district does not have a high school of its own, and collects tuition revenue from Tuckahoe for each student.

Tuckahoe School Board Chairman Robert Grisnik said May 21 — at Tuckahoe's first meeting since voters — that "everything" will be on the table at the meeting. "We have to talk about tuition," he said. "We know that other districts will charge us less if we went there.”

Tuckahoe gives parents the option of sending their children to Westhampton Beach High School, where tuition costs, which are based on a state formula, are less.

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The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Southampton Village at the , which serves both school districts, and members of the public are invited to attend.

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