05/12/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education members Elizabeth Melichar (left) and Linda Eklund listened to concerns a parent has about nepotism in hiring and the purported reasons some parents opt to send their children to off-Island schools.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education members Elizabeth Melichar (left) and Linda Eklund listened to concerns a parent has about nepotism in hiring and the purported reasons some parents opt to send their children to off-Island schools.

Mary Ellen Adipietro, whose son Liam attends Shelter Island School, addressed Monday night’s Board of Education (BOE)  budget meeting, claiming  nepotism in hiring and gossip by staff members. (more…)

05/11/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

The Shelter Island Board of Education is hoping at least 60 percent of voters Tuesday will approve its proposed $10.96 million budget that calls for a 5.92 percent increase in the tax levy. The budget for expenditures is $24,114 less than what was budgeted for the current school year. (more…)

05/04/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Young scientist Emily Hyatt pursuing her research at Shelter Island School.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Emily Hyatt pursuing her research at Shelter Island School.

Scientists typically experience many failures before they succeed.

But Shelter Island High School student Emily Hyatt, who has seen her share of failures in teacher Dan Williams’ Intel class, has scored a major success. (more…)

04/29/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Fifth graders Madison Springer and Angelina Corbett-Rice talk with Jane Richards about their project dealing with the respiratory system, reminding visitors to their demonstration to remember to breathe.

COURTESY PHOTO Fifth graders Madison Springer and Angelina Corbett-Rice talk with Jane Richards about their project dealing with the respiratory system, reminding visitors to their demonstration to remember to breathe.

“Awesome.” “Amazing.” “Impressive.”

That’s how those who viewed the recent Shelter Island 5th grade “Human Body Project” reacted to what amounted to a single class science fair. (more…)

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.