North Fork school districts have experienced numerous changes this year after being faced with the closing of Riverhead’s Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, a record number of school shootings across the country and continued national concern about student mental health. The Suffolk Times spoke with Jill Gierasch, superintendent of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, and David Gamberg, shared superintendent of the Southold and Greenport districts, about some of this year’s changes. Following are abbreviated versions of their remarks. (more…)
Mattituck-Cutchogue school district officials have begun preliminary discussions on how to spend $3.7 million in reserve funding on repairs, renovations and improvements throughout the district.
As they identify projects, they are seeking input from community stakeholders. READ
“Can I have a show of hands of who is here tonight in support of the high school teacher currently under suspension?”
A sea of about 200 students, parents, alumni, and members of the Mattituck baseball program raised their hands after Lauren Gilbert, the mother of two boys at Cutchogue East Elementary School, asked the question at the Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education meeting Thursday night. (more…)
Past and present members of the Mattituck baseball program and residents in the district are expected to attend Thursday’s Board of Education meeting in support of Steve DeCaro, the varsity coach and high school physics teacher who was removed from the classroom last week for an undisclosed reason. READ
A state audit has revealed a discrepancy in routine purchase order approvals in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, totaling $61,109. READ
The Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Jill Gierasch as the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. Board member Barbara Talbot was absent from the meeting. READ