07/21/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino celebrated her official appointment Tuesday night as superintendent of the district.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Christine Finn with Board of Education President Graffagnino celebrated her official appointment Tuesday night as superintendent of the district.

The Board of Education made it official Tuesday night, voting unanimously to hire Christine Finn as superintendent as of September 1 with that appointment effective through August 31, 2020. (more…)

05/16/17 10:20pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A nervous Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with board member Mark Kanarvogel that saw Ms. McCarthy gain a seat on the Board of Education.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with Board of Education member Mark Kanarvogel in the polling place at the school gymnasium.  Ms. McCarthy won a seat to the board.

Residents gave a resounding vote of confidence to the Shelter Island School District’s $11.3 million budget Tuesday, approving it with a vote of 345 in favor to 176 opposed. The proposition that would have increased mileage for off-Island students to attend Our Lady of the Hamptons School lost with 367 voting against the change and 156 voting in favor.

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05/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Shelter Island voters are going  to the polls today at the school gymnasium to weigh in on a proposed $11.3 million school district budget; a proposition on extending the distance for district-paid busing from 15 to 16.5 miles to reach Our Lady of the Hamptons School; and selection of three Board of Education members. (more…)

05/15/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

It has been a relatively quiet budgeting season for the Shelter Island School District, settling on a $11.3 million spending plan for the next school year and maintaining all programs while avoiding going above the state-mandated tax levy cap.

Given the reality that cost increases are inevitable, we are confident that administrators and Board of Education members demonstrated a responsible approach to this budget.

We encourage a “yes” vote on the budget tomorrow. (more…)