04/14/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik struggles through his first budget, trying to provide a proposal that will gain board approval and then voter’s OK next month.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik struggles through his first budget, trying to provide a proposal that will gain board approval and then voter’s OK next month.

Board of Education members are still unable to endorse a budget proposal to put before voters in May.

In addition, they continue to send a message that by this time next year, they’re unlikely to be able to stay within the state-imposed tax cap for the 2016-17 budget. (more…)

04/10/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, facing his first budget in that role, responded to a number of queries and agreed to take others back to the staff Monday to see if more cuts could be found.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, facing his first budget in that role, responded to a number of queries and agreed to take others back to the staff Monday to see if more cuts could be found.

If the state aid number for the Shelter Island School District’s 2015-16 fiscal year remains firm, it’s not only below what had been anticipated, but $50,428 less than received for the current school year. (more…)

04/07/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

Shelter Island is still waiting for a breakdown in state school aid numbers, but Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is optimistic the district could see between $100,000 and $150,000 more than it received last year. (more…)

04/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

“To me, it’s not even a question.”

That’s Shelter Island School Nurse Mary Kanarvogel on the controversy about immunizing children prior to their enrolling in school. (more…)

03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)