Superintendent's Message

February 2023

Dear Mattituck-Cutchogue School Community,

As the first half of the 2022-23 school year comes to a close, we move on to the second half of the year with a continued focus on District goals. At the December Board Meeting, the Board of Education adopted their annual goals, ensuring priorities center on best serving our students and community. (BOE Goals can be found under Board of Education on the website.) We thank the trustees for their service and commitment to the Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District and our community.

We continue to make progress on the Five-Year Plan and look to break ground on the STEM Wing renovation in late May. In anticipation of a September completion of the project, we have partnered up with Eastern Suffolk BOCES and will serve as a satellite site for a career technical education program in Carpentry. This half day program will be open to high school students from across the North Fork. The carpentry program combines hands-on skill development and technical training to prepare students for entry-level employment or higher in residential construction, home improvements and related fields. Students will actively build and/or renovate a three bedroom; Energy Star® rated ranch on-site using Southold Town and Energy Star® building codes.

The second half of the year also centers around preparing and presenting our annual budget. Beginning February 16th, the administration will start to present next year's budget at our monthly BOE meeting as well as at our monthly budget hearing meetings. The schedule can be seen below. I encourage our families and community to be engaged in the process so that they can participate and offer insight, to fully understand the makeup of our annual budget and the district’s fiscal priorities. Detailed information will be released to the community through our annual budget newsletter after the BOE officially adopts the budget on April 20th.

February 16, 2023 - Superintendent's Proposed Budget
March 2, 2023 - Budget Presentations
March 16, 2023 - Budget Presentations
March 30, 2023 - Budget Presentations
April 20, 2023 - Final Budget Proposal

Shawn C. Petretti
Superintendent of Schools
Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD