04/21/16 10:10am
REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

In today’s print edition of the Shelter Island Reporter, there was an error in the the article “$11M slated for school budget.” The first sentence should read “If you’re a Shelter Island taxpayer, it’s likely you’ll see an additional $17.43 per $100,000 of assessed valuation added to your bill to support a school budget of $10.966 million for 2016-17 adopted by the Board of Education.”

We regret the error.

04/20/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education Vice President Linda Eklund at Monday night’s final budget workshop,

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education Vice President Linda Eklund at Monday night’s final budget workshop,

If you’re a Shelter Island taxpayer, it’s likely you’ll see an additional $17.24 per $100,000  of valuation added to your bill to support a school budget of $11 million for 2016-17 adopted by the Board of Education. (more…)

04/20/16 10:04am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

A nearly four decades old Shelter Island institution is in danger of becoming just a memory.

That was the message Kelly Surerus, a board member of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, brought to Tuesday’s Town Board work session packed with supporters. (more…)

04/20/16 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Third grader Kenzie Montoya with writing mentor Christine Pelletier at the 2Rs4Fun program at the library.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Third grader Kenzie Montoya with writing mentor Christine Pelletier at the 2Rs4fun! program at the library.

Kids have big imaginations and they are often natural story tellers.

But getting those stories down on paper can be challenging, especially for younger children who are just starting to develop their writing and language skills.

That’s where “2Rs4fun!” comes in. It’s a writing program that pairs Shelter Island third and fourth graders with adult mentors for 10 weekly sessions each fall and spring at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)

04/19/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is weighing the chances that his district could see a cut in state aid due to the number of students who opted not to take Common Core standardized English and math tests this spring. (more…)