02/04/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik objects to Governor Cuomo’s strengthening the link between student performance on standardized tests and teacher evaluations.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik objects to Governor Cuomo’s strengthening the link between student performance on standardized tests and teacher evaluations.

How would Governor Andrew Cuomo like to be told federal officials are assessing the performance of governors and state legislators to decide who’s doing an exemplary job and who deserves to be fired?

That’s Shelter Island School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik’s question for the governor in response to Mr. Cuomo’s attempted intervention into teacher evaluations. (more…)

01/21/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the 2015-16 budget won’t pierce the tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the 2015-16 budget won’t pierce the tax cap.

The Shelter Island School 2015-16 budget won’t pierce the state tax cap.

That word came Tuesday night from Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik in the first in a  series of budget hearings that will occur prior to the expected adoption of the proposed budget by the Board of Education in April. (more…)

12/31/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Local author Robert Mazzaferro’s recently released children’s book, “Jeremy Makes It,” tells the story of a young boy, born with a physical disability, who experiences teasing and bullying by his classmates, in spite of the help and understanding he receives from the teachers and aides in his school. (more…)

12/23/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

What hasn’t changed for more than three decades on Shelter Island but now has come to an end?

It’s no secret to parents, many of whom accompany their children to school. Their sons and daughters, over almost two generations, have become what Rachel Brigham calls “Chrissy crossers.” (more…)