06/19/19 4:30pm

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The Shelter Island Board of Education has hired an interim superintendent to take the helm when Christine Finn leaves the district at the end of the month. But Allan Gerstenlauer may never take the post. (more…)

01/10/19 8:00am

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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…)

05/11/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Manager Tim Laube explained Monday night how an original budget that would have pierced the tax levy cap by 12 percent was reduced during Board of Education workshops to a 5.9 percent increase.

The Shelter Island Board of Education is hoping at least 60 percent of voters Tuesday will approve its proposed $10.96 million budget that calls for a 5.92 percent increase in the tax levy. The budget for expenditures is $24,114 less than what was budgeted for the current school year. (more…)

04/13/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Shelter Island  School District Business Manager Tim Laube.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School District Business Manager Tim Laube.

The Shelter Island Board of Education has another week before it adopts a budget proposal to submit to voters in May. Members have reduced a $11.08 million proposal to $11.02 million and have set a goal to find more cuts. (more…)

01/13/16 10:17am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Private preschool students peforming at a pre-Christmas concert. From left, Jayla Jones, Joseph Rasmussen, Emily Shepherd, Lila Nalley, Elizabeth Weslek, Maeve Purcell, Michael Matz and Tucker Ward.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Private preschool students performing at a pre-Christmas concert. From left, Jayla Jones, Joseph Rasmussen, Emily Shepherd, Lila Nalley, Elizabeth Weslek, Maeve Purcell, Michael Matz and Tucker Ward.

Board members of the private Shelter Island Preschool (SIP) are trying to avoid a financial collapse.

The crisis for the 37-year-old program is due to the loss of too many of its 4-year-old students to preschool classes now taught at the Shelter Island School.

But the public school might be coming to the aid of the private program. (more…)