Joe Doorhy, president of Mattituck High School’s booster club, pitched the idea of a mobile “snack shack” concession stand at outdoor sporting events to the members of the board of education at its meeting last Thursday night. Currently, there isn’t a concession stand, mobile or otherwise, at any of the school’s outdoor games.
Mr. Doorhy told the board he’s been researching ways to fund the purchase of a trailer for the snack shack and that he is already in touch with the county health department for information about permits.
Superintendent Jim McKenna said that there is “nothing in education law that says you can’t do something like this.”
“But there’s nothing that says you can do it,” he added. “But many schools do, and I don’t see why not.”
Long-term plan for new track
Mattituck High School’s athletic director Greg Wormuth told the board that he’s in the “development and planning” phase of a plan to improve the track, which has always had a cinder surface, the last of its kind on Long Island. He’s talking with athletic directors at neighboring school districts who have recently resurfaced their tracks to decide how to move forward with the project and decide what material to use.
“We’re looking at other places and strategizing from there,” he said.
Board member Janique Nine suggested that he team with the athletic directors from Southold and Greenport and other community members in researching the project to see how the rest of the community might help contribute to improving the track.
The cinder track is not popular with other teams in Mattituck’s league, all of which have weatherized rubber tracks.
Physical Therapy screenings
Mr. Wormuth also informed the board that therapists at North Fork Physical Therapy have offered to give the school’s athletes free preseason screenings next year.
“It’s just a baseline test to see where they are before the season begins,” he said. “It’s offered to anyone who want to use it.”