03/22/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the school district has received a federal grant of $54,000.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the school district has received a federal grant of $54,000.

Board of Education members and attendees at Monday night’s meeting got a look at the new technology department program under the direction of Christopher Conrady.

Through a series of slides, he showed students building what will be a recording studio within the school; rebuilding small engines; working at the Coecles Harbor Marina & Boatyard; learning about large machinery at Marcello Masonry; and helping to repair fences, build benches and keep town parks maintained with the Highway Department. (more…)

04/27/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | “It’s an arduous journey we’ve been on,” said Board of Education President Stephen Gessner on the recently completed budget deliberations.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | “It’s an arduous journey we’ve been on,” said Board of Education President Stephen Gessner on the recently completed budget deliberations.

After three months of pouring through numbers, determined to keep educational programs intact while not piercing the state-imposed tax cap, the Shelter Island Board of Education April 22 adopted a $10.99 million budget. (more…)

02/17/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott is still seeking answers from the state about the rollout of the expanded diploma options.

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Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott is still seeking answers from the state about the rollout of the expanded diploma options.

When Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott rolled out a new diploma system for Board of Education members last week, she noted she had submitted questions to the State Education Department about implementation. (more…)

02/11/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott explained the new diploma system being instituted by the State Education Department as Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik listened to her explanation of changes.

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Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott explained the new diploma system being instituted by the State Education Department as Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik listened to her explanation of changes.

Not so long ago, New York high school students received a regular diploma, a Regents diploma or a Regents diploma with honors. But it’s a new world now, Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott told the Board of Education Monday night. (more…)

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.

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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…)