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Shelter Island voters are going to the polls today at the school gymnasium to weigh in on a proposed $11.3 million school district budget; a proposition on extending the distance for district-paid busing from 15 to 16.5 miles to reach Our Lady of the Hamptons School; and selection of three Board of Education members. (more…)
It has been a relatively quiet budgeting season for the Shelter Island School District, settling on a $11.3 million spending plan for the next school year and maintaining all programs while avoiding going above the state-mandated tax levy cap.
Given the reality that cost increases are inevitable, we are confident that administrators and Board of Education members demonstrated a responsible approach to this budget.
We encourage a “yes” vote on the budget tomorrow. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.
Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Shelter Island Board of Education this spring.
Three incumbents, whose terms expire at the end of June, are running in the May 16 election and Tracy McCarthy hopes to unseat one of them. She’s not targeting any particular candidate — all candidates are running for at-large seats, meaning the top three vote-getters will each be elected to a three-year term on the seven-member board. (more…)
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Alfred Brigham Sr. was the top vote-getter in 2014 when he sought re-election to the Board of Education.
Alfred Brigham Sr., a member of the Shelter Island Board of Education has colleagues questioning his commitment since he has missed a total of nine meetings since January. (more…)