Fewer students in the Greenport and Mattituck school districts achieved proficiency in 2016-17 state assessments while scores improved slightly for the Southold School District, according to figures released Aug. 22 by the state Department of Education.
Work has officially begun on construction at the Southold School District as part of a $9.7 million dollar capital bond project passed by voters in 2015.
Administrators, students, community members and Board of Education members gathered on the athletic fields Thursday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of the project, which began with the athletic fields.
Elementary students in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District will be introduced to world language classes this year and secondary foreign language classes will begin in seventh grade rather than eighth, Superintendent Anne Smith said. READ
With decreasing enrollment over the years — from 1,424 students in grades K-12 in 2012-13 to 1,131 in the upcoming 2017-18 school year — administrators and school board members at Mattituck-Cutchogue are looking ahead to the future with concern.
Former New Suffolk School teacher Martha Kennelly, who has spent two years fighting with the district that refused to reinstate her when a special assignment ended, appears to have won her case that would force the district to reinstate her and pay back wages and benefits from June 30, 2015, according to the decision written by State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia.