Officials in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District released a preliminary budget for the 2019-20 academic year, showing a spending plan on par to last year’s figures.
Superintendent Jill Gierasch unveiled the budget, estimated at $40.7 million, at a board meeting Thursday. It’s the first budget she’s overseen as superintendent in Mattituck after joining the district last June. READ
Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Cutchogue East Elementary School in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District demonstrated their musical and theatrical talents during a special performance of “Seussical Jr.” on Jan. 25 and 26. (more…)
Check back here for updates on early dismissals and event cancellations. READ
Greenport Union Free School District has unveiled an ambitious $29.8 million proposal to transform the current school building, improve security and upgrade athletic facilities, among other changes. Superintendent David Gamberg presented the plan at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday. READ
Did you go to elementary school in the 1970s or ’80s? Was it the 1950s or ’60s? If so, you probably took statewide standardized tests along with 100 percent of your classmates — tests that were designed to give our teachers valuable information on how to help us improve as students. READ
As budget season begins for school districts across the state, local administrators are evaluating how much of the $27.7 billion in state aid they can expect.
The figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget show a year-to-year funding increase of $956 million, or 3.6 percent, according to documents released by the Department of Education. Most districts in Southold and Riverhead Towns are expected to see varying levels of increases. READ
Students, faculty and community members calling Southold schools may have taken note of the different phone number for the district as of this academic year.
Audio and visual specialist Erik Kehl and network and systems specialist Tom Schade presented the reason for the phone number change and additional security updates at Wednesday’s board meeting. READ
In the first four decades of its existence, the Olympic Games awarded medals for painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and music inspired by athletic experiences. A total of 151 medals were awarded from 1912 to 1952 for artwork, according to an article in the Smithsonian.
But officials eliminated the artistic element of the sports competition in 1954. READ
Schools in two North Fork districts have been labeled as needing academic improvement under new accountability designations released last week by the State Education Department.
The standards were created to ensure New York’s compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to hold public schools accountable for students’ achievement. READ
Students in Mattituck High School’s Virtual Enterprise class will attend an International Virtual Enterprise trade show in Brooklyn this April to help fund their simulated company.
This year, the class invented “Glow Games,” a company that manufactures illuminated recreational products including pool tables, darts, mini-golf sets, basketballs and more. READ