Many times, when school district or government officials talk about spending, there’s an assumption they’re playing loose with public money and have no respect for hardworking taxpayers.
That assumption spurred the 2-percent state-imposed tax levy cap that Governor Andrew Cuomo says is vital to controlling property taxes.
But it was a gimmick then and is a gimmick now. (more…)
It was a double farewell Saturday as Shelter Islanders bid adieu to 27 graduates and Superintendent Michael Hynes, who leaves the district on July 25. (more…)
Word spread rapidly across Shelter Island Sunday when it was reported that Superintendent Michael Hynes would be leaving the district in July.
His next stop is the superintendent’s post in the Patchogue-Medford School District.
Superintendent Michael Hynes has two budget presentations on his agenda this week to ensure town residents know what the numbers are.
He’ll be outlining the full $10.47 million budget that would raise the tax levy by 1.7 percent at a meeting tonight, Monday, at the school at 6 p.m. He’ll do the same on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library. (more…)