04/19/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is weighing the chances that his district could see a cut in state aid due to the number of students who opted not to take Common Core standardized English and math tests this spring. (more…)

04/13/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Shelter Island  School District Business Manager Tim Laube.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School District Business Manager Tim Laube.

The Shelter Island Board of Education has another week before it adopts a budget proposal to submit to voters in May. Members have reduced a $11.08 million proposal to $11.02 million and have set a goal to find more cuts. (more…)

04/06/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Working on the 2016-17 school budget proposal at Monday night's Board of Education meeting were members (from left) Mark Kanarvogel, Susan Binder and Kathleen Lynch and District Business Manager Tim Laube.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Working on the 2016-17 school budget proposal at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting were members (from left) Mark Kanarvogel, Susan Binder and Kathleen Lynch and District Business Manager Tim Laube.

After close to two hours of checking numbers and posing questions Monday night, Shelter Island Board of Education members managed to slice only a tiny bit — just a few thousand dollars — from an $11.08 million proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year. (more…)

03/28/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Nico Seddio demonstrated his ability to lift 225-pound barbells while doing squats at the FIT Center. Spotting him are teacher Ian Kanarvogel (left) and student Stephen Cummings.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Nico Seddio demonstrated his ability to lift 225-pound barbells while doing squats at the FIT Center. Spotting him are teacher Ian Kanarvogel (left) and student Stephen Cummings.

They’re young athletes, many playing on Shelter Island School teams. But others aren’t playing organized team sports but recognize the importance of stretching their bodies after a day spent stretching their minds. (more…)

03/25/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Business Manager Tim Laube explained budget changes result from his ongoing review of numbers.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Business Manager Tim Laube explained budget changes result from his ongoing review of numbers.

It was a tense encounter between Shelter Island School District Business Manager Tim Laube and Board of Education Vice President Linda Eklund Monday night.

At issue was what Ms. Eklund called a “moving target” of budget numbers she said made it difficult for her to track changes and ask questions that would help her determine where spending cuts can be found. (more…)