03/27/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

Between 1986 and 2017, eight different people have sat in Shelter Island School superintendent’s chair, with one serving two different terms.

If an immediate full-time successor is named by September to replace outgoing Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik as the Board of Education hopes, that will make nine, averaging approximately three years each. (more…)

03/07/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

A $70,000 line item in the proposed school budget for bus and ferry transportation, based on estimates from South Ferry and Sunrise Buses,  for two elementary school students who attend classes at Our Lady of the Hamptons may never have to be paid, but by state law must be included for the 2017-18 school year pending the outcome of a referendum. (more…)

02/06/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Teacher Lynne Colligan said bout 40 percent of students take at least one advanced placement course and generally take more than one.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island School Teacher Lynne Colligan said about 40 percent of students take at least one advanced placement course and generally take more than one.

Shelter Island has been selected to join an exclusive club — only 25 school districts in New York State are members. (more…)

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01/30/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Students staged an orderly demonstration in front of the California State Capitol to protest budget cuts to education and Governor Ronald Reagan’s plan to impose tuition for University of California students for the first time in the school’s history. (more…)

01/24/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO From Singapore to the Island comes a message on enhancing students’ experiences ,as Dr. Zachary Walker of that nation’s National Institute of Education addressed teachers and administrators from the Island, Montauk and Bridgehampton.

COURTESY PHOTO
From Singapore to the Island comes a message on enhancing students’ experiences, as Dr. Zachary Walker of that nation’s National Institute of Education addressed teachers and administrators from the Island, Montauk and Bridgehampton.

Shelter Island may be a small dot on the world map, but its educators are reaching out far beyond this tiny Island to others who can share lessons learned about project-based learning — or students engaging in long-range projects with other students. (more…)