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

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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…)

08/18/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO New Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik (right) promises Board of Education Vice President Thomas Graffagnino he’ll follow the lead of previous superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes.

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New Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik (right) promises Board of Education Vice President Thomas Graffagnino he’ll follow the lead of previous superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes.

With just released scores from New York State tests for grades three through eight, a initial glance would conclude that too many district students are failing to meet proficiency levels demanded by the newly implemented Common Core standards. (more…)

08/15/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott with former superintendent Michael Hynes at a budget meeting with the Board of Education in 2013.

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Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott with former superintendent Michael Hynes at a budget meeting.

In a just released audit of Shelter Island School District’s finances, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli took the district to task for over-estimating expenses and under-estimating revenues, resulting in a larger than legal surplus. (more…)

08/06/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Brian Doelger has resigned from the Shelter Island School District to take a position with in the Patchogue-Medford District where his mentor, Dr. Michael Hynes, has just become superintendent.

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Brian Doelger has resigned from the Shelter Island School District to take a position in the Patchogue-Medford District where his mentor, Dr. Michael Hynes, has just become superintendent.

One of Shelter Island’s most popular teachers, Brian Doelger, resigned from the district today to accept a job as assistant principal of the Sexton Middle School in the Patchogue-Medford District. That’s the same district the Island’s former superintendent, Dr. Michael Hynes, is now superintendent (more…)

08/06/14 12:26pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Patrick McClave explained the work his company plans to fix Shelter Island School’s faulty heating and ventilation system at a June Board of Education meeting.

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Patrick McClave explained the work his company plans to fix Shelter Island School’s faulty heating and ventilation system at a June Board of Education meeting.

Five Board of Education members agreed unanimously last Thursday to put a $1.6 million bond issue up for a public vote on September 23. Board president Stephen Gessner and member Alfred Brigham Sr. were absent.

If approved, the money would be used to cover the costs of a new heating and ventilation system, replacement of a fuel tank and ancillary work, including demolition necessary to the project. It would also cover some re-pointing of building masonry. (more…)