Mattituck-Cutchogue School District sets 2014-15 budget timeline

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10/21/2013 5:05 PM |

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Mattituck-Cutchogue school board president Jerry Diffley, left, and Superintendent James McKenna during a budget workshop last spring. Mr. Diffley is up for re-election in May.

The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District has released a budget-planning timeline for the 2014-15 school year.

Internal meetings are being held through Nov. 29 to discuss next school year’s priorities and district employees are expected to submit their requests to the administration office by Dec. 13, according to the timeline.

Administrators have until Jan. 14 to submit their final recommendations to Superintendent James McKenna, who is expected to present his preliminary spending plan to the school board on March 5.

There are two preliminary budget workshops scheduled: March 6 and March 13. (If necessary, a third date has also been scheduled for April 3).

The deadline for the school board to adopt its budget is April 10. The spending plan will then be made available to the public by May 6.

The final budget hearing is set for May 13 — one week before the vote.

As for the school board race, president Jerry Diffley and vice president Charles Anderson are up for re-election. Board of Education candidate petitions are due April 21.

Jeff Smith won a seat on the board during last May’s write-in race after Janique Nine decided not to seek re-election.

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