05/01/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott has been reaching out to parents whose children study off-Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott has been reaching out to parents whose children study off-Island.

Shelter Island School administrators and teachers are working to close the gap between the number of Island children eligible for classes here and those whose parents opt to send them off-Island to school. (more…)

04/27/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

After months of planning, the Board of Education on April 19 unanimously adopted a proposed $11.3 million budget, up from the $10.96 spending plan for the current school year that ends June 30.

The new proposal will not pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap. (more…)

04/26/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at the Gardiner's Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Student Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

Employers came because they want to keep it local. Students came for opportunities to gain summer employment and, for some, make connections that could lead to future full-time employment.

The second year for the Shelter Island School’s Job Fair on Friday, organized by guidance counselor Martha Tuthill, was a success, she said, expressing delight with the turnout on the part of both employers and students. (more…)

04/24/17 12:00pm
MARY LYDON PHOTO There's a proposal to buy locally sourced food for school lunches.

MARY LYDON PHOTO There’s a proposal to buy locally sourced food for school lunches.

What’s for lunch? The answer could change for Shelter Island students.

The school district’s Wellness Committee is suggesting the Board of Education consider turning down state aid that comes with restrictions about what can be served and where it can be purchased. (more…)