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…)

05/05/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)

09/02/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

Katie Springer was asked if she was busy this time of year getting her children ready to go back to school. “I’d like to talk,” she said. “But I’m too busy getting the kids ready to go back to school.”

It’s a given that this is a busy time for parents and children. Busy, and at times stressful, on the emotions and on a family’s pocketbook. (more…)