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Duneland School Board appoints 9th grade nets coaches

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The Duneland School Board approved eight new appointments at its meeting Monday night.

According to the personnel report, the board made the following personnel moves:

* Toby Gentry was appointed ninth-grade girls basketball coach at CHS and Brittany Privett ninth-grade girls assistant basketball coach.

* Scott Chemma was appointed ninth-grade boy assistant coach at CHS.

* Elizabeth Kadish was appointed second-grade long-term substitute at Bailly Elementary.

* Diane Schmiegel was appointed fifth-grade long-term substitute at Westchester Intermediate.

* Melissa Shelf and Rosa Schneider as custodians.

* Ginger Brandon as Title I aide at Bailly Elementary.

Custodian Irene Ramos, Title I aide Elizabeth Kadish, remediation aide Kara Kawiecki, aide Diane Schmiegel, and instructional aide Teresa Bertrand, and bus driver Cathy Kuhl are resigning.

In addition, Rachel Blythe is on leave from CHS and Elizabeth Martin on leave from Jackson Elementary.

Other Business

Meanwhile, the board approved a number of end-of-the-year housekeeping measures, including the disbursement of the Teacher Appreciation Grant, which amounts to $174,173.21. Superintendent Ginger Bolinger recommended a change to policy allowing administrators who demonstrate excellence to be eligible for a small stipend from the grant as well as teachers. The change will not extend to new hires from this year, herself included.

In addition, a change in the tax generating status of the Duneland School Corporationís General Fund required the board to adopt a resolution to use money for the Rainy Day fund. The General fund was historically not a tax generating fund, but now is. After approving the new resolution for the Rain Day Fund, the board consented to transfer $1.2 million in excess funds from the General Fund to the Rainy Day Fund.

The board also adopted on second reading a round of policy updates. The updates mainly consist of slight code changes, Bolinger said.

The board scheduled its reorganization meeting for 6 p.m. Jan. 15.


Posted 12/5/2017




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