03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)

03/25/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik outlined spending on capital expenses at Monday night’s hearing. The next budget hearing is Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik outlined spending on capital expenses at Monday night’s hearing. The next budget hearing is Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

It’s back to the drawing board to craft a proposal for Shelter Island School’s capital spending.

Numbers were given to the Board of Education by Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik at Monday night’s school budget hearing, but BOE members raised questions. The result is the superintendent taking more time to ensure all figures are solid enough to submit to voters in May.
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02/11/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik praised the Board of Education for tight fiscal management, but warned that reserve funds to offset spending won’t last forever.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik praised the Board of Education for tight fiscal management, but warned that reserve funds to offset spending won’t last forever.

The public got its first look Monday night at the administrative budget being proposed by the Shelter Island School District Board of Education for 2015-16.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik praised the BOE’s work. “This board has been incredibly fiscally responsible,” Mr. Skuggevik said. (more…)