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.
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
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.