04/20/16 10:04am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

A nearly four decades old Shelter Island institution is in danger of becoming just a memory.

That was the message Kelly Surerus, a board member of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, brought to Tuesday’s Town Board work session packed with supporters. (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…)

03/15/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott discussed special education costs at Mondy night's Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott discussed special education costs at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Faced with the reality that they must go above the state-imposed tax cap for the first time, Shelter Island Board of Education members said they’re determined to scrutinize their budget line-by-line to find savings.

The district is limited to a 0.12 percent spending increase in its tax levy, meaning spending could only increase by about $11,000 if the board opted to stay within the cap. (more…)

11/23/15 10:06am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik speaking at the November 18 meeting of the Shelter Island Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik speaking at the November 18 meeting of the Shelter Island Board of Education meeting.

Are students being awarded more credit than they deserve for their performances in honors courses?

That’s the concern of at least one parent father who questioned the Board of Education about so-called “weighted grades” that are given to honors students at Shelter Island School. (more…)