04/18/17 10:00am
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.

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…)

02/15/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott greeting students filing into school.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott greeting students filing into school.

The shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and six adults on December 14, 2012 shook the nation.

Other gun-realted horrors have been revisited on campuses and other sites since then. One affect of the shootings has been the need to re-examine and shore up security measures. (more…)

01/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian  victims of Hurricane Matthew.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier this month the Board of Education rolled out preliminary plans for developing its 2017-18 budget with a promise that it wouldn’t pierce the tax cap. On Tuesday night the school board had a look at the initial spending plans for administration. (more…)

05/11/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

The Shelter Island Board of Education is hoping at least 60 percent of voters Tuesday will approve its proposed $10.96 million budget that calls for a 5.92 percent increase in the tax levy. The budget for expenditures is $24,114 less than what was budgeted for the current school 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…)