During the March 7 board of education meeting, longtime, respected Shoreham-Wading River Central School District trustee Michael Fucito announced his retirement from the board, effective March 10. Fucito has served on the board for 27 years, and his retirement is a result of an imminent move to Vermont.
Board President John Zukowski congratulated Fucito on his retirement, calling his tenure an incredible commitment to the community. “You have been the rock of reason and have kept everyone on track,” he said.
Trustee William McGrath described Fucito as “the epitome of what a trustee should be.” While Interim Superintendent of Schools Neil Lederer claimed that it has been an honor to have worked with Fucito in the short time he has served as the district’s leader. “You are right at the top of the list of gentlemen and professionals,” Lederer said.
Former board members Scott Ericson (2001-2010), Laurie Griffiths (1999-2005), Rich Pluschau (2010-2016), Lisa Wild (2007-2010) and Michael Yannucci (2005-2008) were also in attendance to congratulate Fucito on his retirement and commitment to the community.
Fucito thanked the community for their support. “It has been a great pleasure to serve the community and I have great respect for all who serve,” Fucito said.