05/15/18 9:59pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Triumphant team Superintendent Christine Finn, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino and Business Official Idowu Ogundipe celebrate passing Shelter Island’s $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Christine Finn, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino and Business Official Idowu Ogundipe after voters passed Shelter Island’s $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

As expected,  the Shelter Island School District $11.7 million budget passed comfortably Tuesday night. The vote was 192 in favor and 93 opposed.

Incumbent Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, running unopposed,  was re-elected to a second three-year term, garnering 231 votes. (more…)

01/31/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best is the approach the Shelter Island Board of Education is taking toward budgeting for the 2018-19 school year, according to district Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.

At the same time, Superintendent Christine Finn said at Monday night’s meeting she expects the district will end up “definitely holding the line” on spending next year. (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…)