01/11/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Superintendent of Schools Leonard Skuggevik presented the Board of Education with a progress report on meeting goals for the 2015-16 school year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Superintendent of Schools Leonard Skuggevik .

The closer you are to students will determine your ability to make the best decisions about their education.

That’s the way Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik sees it and why he’s inclined to agree with his predecessor, Michael Hynes, who has called for dissolution of the United State Department of Education.

Mr. Hynes made his thoughts clear in December, writing that federal initiatives through the years — from “No Child Left Behind,” “Race to the Top” and the soon to be implemented “Every Student Succeeds Act” — fail to improve education. (more…)

12/07/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik will join area educators in discussing local control of schools in an upcoming meeting with Congressman Lee Zeldin.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik will join area educators in discussing local control of schools in an upcoming meeting with Congressman Lee Zeldin.

Shelter Island School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik has applauded Congressman Lee Zeldin’s recent success in getting an amendment passed in the House of Representatives allowing local school districts to opt out of the Common Core Curriculum without facing the loss of federal funds. (more…)

03/06/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik favors local control of curriculum, promising he’ll always be setting the bar higher as his students achieve improved standards.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik favors local control of curriculum, promising he’ll always be setting the bar higher as his students achieve improved standards.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik hasn’t read the entire HR5 bill that is meant to replace No Child Left Behind legislation, but he likes the intent — to put more decisions in the hands of local educators. (more…)