04/03/19 12:00pm

Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why Shelter Island traditionally maintains a fund balance of between 8 and 10 percent.

The Shelter Island School District has a budget proposal for 2019-20 of $11.9 million, compared with the current budget of $11.7 million. (more…)

01/18/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

The public has had a first look at two parts of a draft budget by the Board of Education to fund the 2019-20 school year without piercing the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

Numbers released at budget meetings January 7 and Monday evening are preliminary. They represent just two of four major areas of spending — staff and administration — that total $10.63 million, compared with $10.199 million for the current year. (more…)

01/10/19 8:00am


The public got a first look Tuesday evening at the direction the administration and the Shelter Island Board of Education hopes to take in structuring a budget for the 2019-20 school year. The goal is to stay within the state-imposed cap of 2 percent above the current tax rate. (more…)