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Back to school Duneland set to begin 2013 14 year

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Students will be returning to the Duneland School Corporations’s nine public schools Wednesday for the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

Area police are warning motorists to be extra watchful for small children crossing area streets. Also, drivers are cautioned to be prepared to stop when school buses stop.

Daily Schedule

The following opening and closing times have been established for local schools:

Chesterton High School--7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Liberty and Westchester Intermediate--8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Chesterton Middle School--7:50 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

All Elementary Schools--8:00 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

School phone numbers:

Bailly Elementary 983-3670

Brummitt Elementary 983-3660

Chesterton Middle 983-3776

Chesterton High 983-3730

Jackson Elementary 983-3680

Liberty Elementary 983-3650

Liberty Intermediate 983-3690

Westchester Intermediate 983-3710

Yost Elementary 983-3640

Transportation 983-3615

Duneland Administration 983-3600

Hot Lunch Program

Hot lunch prices: Single hot lunches for elementary and intermediate students will cost $2.25 per day; middle and high school $2.45 per day and adults $3.10 per day. Additional milk is 50˘ per half pint. Breakfast prices for elementary/intermediate students will cost $1.35 per day; middle and high school $1.50 per day and adults $1.75 per day. Reduced fees are 30˘ for breakfast and 40˘ for lunch.

Free and Reduced Lunches

Important Update: There is NO need to fill out an application if you are currently using the food stamp program or TANF. If at any time during the school year you apply for food stamps or TANF and are approved, you must fill out an application and submit it completed and signed. Your children will be automatically certified to receive free Breakfast and Lunch at that time.

You will only need to fill out one application per household listing all of your children who are students at Duneland Schools. You can turn this application in at any Duneland School Corporation location. Apply early so that your children can start school already approved for free or reduced meals.

Students can receive a free or reduced meal from any lunch line at all schools.


All Duneland students who live outside the established walking boundaries of their respective schools will be bused to and from school. Bus routes will be posted at registration and a driver will be available to answer questions in each building. Check with neighbors for approximate bus pick up times. Buses will arrive at the respective buildings approximately 15 minutes before school begins.

CHS Parking Permits

Students are encouraged to use the school buses, to carpool, and to drive only when essential. Students allowed to drive must present their current driver’s license and completed registration form in order to purchase a parking permit. Parking permits are $10 and may be purchased at registration. Parking Permit Registration Forms may be downloaded by visiting the Corporation website at

A parent signature is required on the registration form.

Early Dismissal Days

All Duneland students will have early dismissals on the following days: Thursday, Sept. 12, Wednesday, Oct. 2, Wednesday, Nov. 6, Thursday, Nov. 7, Thursday, Dec. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday, May 7.

School dismissal times will be: Elementary at 1:45 p.m.; Intermediate at 1:35 p.m., CMS at 2:25 p.m. and CHS at 2:10 p.m.


Posted 8/20/2013