The use of the unregulated e-cigarettes — vaping — has a trend line among young people going straight up.
In a report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General two years ago, data showed a 900 percent increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from the previous four years. Research gathered by the National Youth Tobacco Survey among young people found that 1.7 million students said they’d indulged in an e-cigarette in the past 30 days of the date of the survey. For middle school kids, the number was 500,000. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Surrounded by their teammates are eight Shelter Island students who scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. They are, front row from left, Francesca Frasco, Abby Kotula and Lindsey Gallagher and second row from left, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Emma Teodoru, Tyler Gulluscio and Brandon Valasquez.
When school guidance counselor Martha Tuthill arrived on Shelter Island from the Greenport School District, she brought with her some ideas that had not yet taken root here. Among them was involving Island students in the annual DECA contest — previously known as Distributive Education. (more…)
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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the 2015-16 budget won’t pierce the tax cap.
The Shelter Island School 2015-16 budget won’t pierce the state tax cap.
That word came Tuesday night from Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik in the first in a series of budget hearings that will occur prior to the expected adoption of the proposed budget by the Board of Education in April. (more…)