The East Hampton School Board kept its meeting brief on Tuesday evening so that members of the board and administrative staff could attend a wake for high school junior David Hernandez Barros, who died unexpectedly on Saturday.
District Superintendent Rich Burns read a statement on behalf of the board after a moment of silence was observed for the 15-year-old student.
"This has been a tragedy. We are grieving for David, his family and our community. We will continue our thorough evaluation of this sad and complex situation. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family," Burns said.
The board kept its discussions on other topics short and to the point. An additional meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. to go over presentations and discussions they held off on Tuesday, such as a Community Use of School Facilities policy. The next regularly scheduled meeting remains on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass for Hernandez was held on Wednesday morning.
Staff and students for the Hernandez Barros family.