09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)

09/16/14 4:00pm
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik gave a presentation Monday night  on the upcoming school bond vote.

SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO
School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik gave a presentation Monday night on the upcoming school bond vote.

The Shelter Island Board of Education had travelling on its mind Monday night — as in presentations for student field trips to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Manhattan and Block Island.

The presentations were made after Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik made a final wrap-up on the state of the school’s heating and cooling systems, as well as the overall state of the infrastructure of the school.

This was in preparation of the school bond vote scheduled for Tuesday to finance necessary repairs and upgrades. (See the Reporter Thursday for a full examination of the bond issues.) (more…)

09/03/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Elsie Mae Brigham and Louise Gibbs are packed up and ready for school.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS |
Elsie Mae Brigham and Lauren Gibbs are packed up and ready for school.

Shelter Island School was bustling this morning with the first day of  the school year, where some kids got in line for the first time in months, new friendships were formed and a happy feeling of fresh starts filled the air.

See below for more first moments. (more…)

08/19/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Shelter Island could soon decide that students entering its drivers’ education program obtain New York State learners’ permits prior to taking the school’s free course. (more…)