04/02/14 12:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes delivered good news Tuesday night, saying the budget proposal will stay within the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Michael Hynes delivered good news Tuesday night, saying the budget proposal will stay within the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

Thanks to careful spending in the current year and more state aid than expected, Shelter Island will stay within the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap for the 2014-15 school year while adding staff and programs and expanding some student services. (more…)

04/01/14 4:21pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is”thrilled” by this week’s word on state aid.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is overjoyed by this week’s word on state aid.

“I’m thrilled.”

That’s Superintendent Michael Hynes’ response to word that Shelter Island will get $589,222 in state aid for the 2014-15 school year along with another $57,876 earmarked for technology and preschool classes.

One catch:Voters statewide must approve a $2 billion bond act on the ballot in November. (more…)

02/12/14 3:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Teacher Walter Brigham with students Carter Brigham (left, front) and Tommy Card gave the Shelter Island Board of Education a lesson Monday night in how technology is being used throughout the school.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Teacher Walter Brigham with students Carter Brigham (left, front) and Tommy Card gave the Shelter Island Board of Education a lesson Monday night in how technology is being used throughout the school.

Could the Shelter Island School District offer a pre-kindergarten program in September? (more…)

01/21/14 7:51pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Heavy snow forecasted through the night has caused school to be canceled on Shelter Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Heavy snow forecasted through the night has caused school to be canceled on Shelter Island.

The Shelter Island School District announced shortly after 7 p.m Tuesday that school will be closed Wednesday.

In addition, the Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, at 6:30 p.m.