About a dozen parents at Monday night’s Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education meeting requested a section in kindergarten, first and second grades be reinstated.
Due to declining enrollment, the district downsized this past school year from four classes in each grade to three. There are still four sections in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. 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
The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District was recently awarded a $203,522 grant from the New York State Education Department. The grant, which was announced at the district’s Board of Education meeting Thursday, would go toward the district’s foreign language program. READ
Cutchogue East Elementary School is looking to introduce before- and after-school programs. READ
The Mattituck Board of Education was presented with a $40.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year at Thursday’s school board meeting. READ
Just as schools were winding down for winter break, many were once again forced to confront national issues, as school safety and gun control returned to the forefront.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead. Along with sadness and fear for students’ safety, it has prompted a nationwide call for change. READ
The Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education decided at Thursday’s meeting to remain a six-person board until the May budget vote.
Mattituck-Cutchogue Superintendent Anne Smith recently announced she’ll be retiring in July. (more…)
How do we, as a community, begin to address the very real mental health disorders — acute and chronic episodes of anxiety and depression, and addiction — of our youth? How do we, as school and community leaders, ask and answer the right questions in grappling with the day-to-day mental and behavioral health issues our youth experience? How do we develop the strategies demanded by the moving target of increased suicidal thoughts, actions and self-harm events — including substance use in an effort to stop emotional pain? READ
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the changes that took place at local schools during the year. READ