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.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
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.

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.

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…)

07/28/14 2:00pm
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

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Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

When Shelter Island students return to school in September, they will be greeted by a new superintendent, Leonard Skuggevik.

Mr.Skuggevik  has been secondary school principal in the neighboring Greenport Union Free School District for the past five years. (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent  through August of this year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent through August of this year.

Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott was appointed interim superintendent of schools at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Ms. Rylott will hold the post effective July 28 through August 31, 2014.

She said she was “honored” to have the position and was looking forward to helping with “the transfer to a new superintendent.”

Last month School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes notified the BOE he was leaving the Island to take the job as superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

The BOE has been conducting a search to replace Dr. Hynes.

The board also announced Tuesday the hiring of Tyler Clark to a 26-week probationary appointment as a night custodial worker effective July 23. The job comes with a salary of $37,416.

07/02/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  Aerial view of Shelter Island students aboard the Alabama participating in the “pin chase,”an activity where the crew calls out different parts of the boat and lines and the students have to locate them.

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Aerial view of Shelter Island students aboard the Alabama participating in the “pin chase,”an activity where the crew calls out different parts of the boat and lines and the students have to locate them.

The coast of Massachusetts is home to some of the most exclusive vacation spots in the country, including Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket. But for the 19 seventh-graders from Shelter Island who recently visited the region, the trip was anything but a vacation. (more…)