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…)

05/11/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Working together, the staff, administrators and Board of Education members have crafted an $11.7 million budget that maintains the educational program while meeting increasing costs over which it has little if any control.

Now it’s your turn to vote the budget up or down at the polls in the school gym Tuesday, May 15. (more…)

03/19/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino .

JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino .

A year ago, parents of students attending Our Lady of the Hamptons School in Southampton lost their bid to get free busing for their children. The school was just beyond the 15-mile radius of the students’ residences requiring the Shelter Island School District to provide transportation. (more…)

05/08/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

“We’re not training them to fight. We’re training them to not be victims.”

That’s how Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch explained to her colleagues the purpose of martial arts training that has been offered to juniors and seniors at Shelter Island School this spring. (more…)