12/06/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

When Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik heard that billionaire Betsy DeVos was being tapped as Secretary of Education in the Trump Cabinet, he took a wait-and-see stance. (more…)

06/14/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Todd Gulluscio was granted tenure by the Board of Education Monday night.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Todd Gulluscio was granted tenure by the Board of Education Monday night.

There will be changes to Shelter Island’s summer school program that previously offered separate sessions for literacy and math.

Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott told members of the Board of Education Monday night that the combined sessions would add hours of instruction to the program that runs from July 5 to July 28.

Classes are scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. weekdays, except Friday. An hour and 10 minutes will be devoted to English language arts and 45 minutes to math. (more…)

09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)

02/10/14 10:07am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A Streiter anti-deer reflector in 2004, said to help keep deer off roadways to diminish accidents.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A Streiter anti-deer reflector in 2004, said to help keep deer off roadways to diminish accidents.

50 YEARS AGO
Town Board takes over ‘whistles’

Back in February 1964, the Town Board took over the fire alarm system on Shelter Island from the fire district. (more…)

11/25/13 8:22am

Shelter Island School Superintendent Michael Hynes

It seems the debate about High Stakes Testing and the Common Core Standards are at an all-time high. The crescendo of negativity that is surrounding our New York State Department of Education has made its way out to the eastern end of Long Island and I for one am delighted. Public education is at a crossroads. I am extremely passionate about our public education system but for it to thrive, some things need to change. (more…)