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…)

04/07/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

Shelter Island is still waiting for a breakdown in state school aid numbers, but Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is optimistic the district could see between $100,000 and $150,000 more than it received last year. (more…)

08/06/14 12:26pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Patrick McClave explained the work his company plans to fix Shelter Island School’s faulty heating and ventilation system at a June Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Patrick McClave explained the work his company plans to fix Shelter Island School’s faulty heating and ventilation system at a June Board of Education meeting.

Five Board of Education members agreed unanimously last Thursday to put a $1.6 million bond issue up for a public vote on September 23. Board president Stephen Gessner and member Alfred Brigham Sr. were absent.

If approved, the money would be used to cover the costs of a new heating and ventilation system, replacement of a fuel tank and ancillary work, including demolition necessary to the project. It would also cover some re-pointing of building masonry. (more…)