The Duneland School
Board elected officers, set its schedule, and revisited board member
salaries at its meeting Monday night.
The board elected
John Marshall as President, Brandon Kroft as Vice-President, and Ronald
Stone as Secretary. Marshall was absent Monday night, so 2017 Board
President Kristin Kroeger handed the gavel to Kroft for the remainder of the
Board members will
continue to earn a $2,000 stipend for the year with a per diem rate of $112
for regular meetings and $62 for special meetings. There is no change in the
In 2018, the board
will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Administration
Center, 601 W Morgan Ave. in Chesterton, with the exception of September.
The first Monday of September falls on Labor Day, so that meeting will be
held on Sept. 10 at the usual time and location.
The board also
determined that Kroeger will replace Marshall as the liaison to the Town of
Porter Redevelopment Commission, and Marshall will remain the legislative
liaison. Duneland Chief Financial Officer and corporation treasurer Lynn
Kwilasz will keep her position again, as will Business Administrator and
vice-treasurer Mary Jo Brust. Their positions are bonded for $100,000--the
same amount as last year. The corporationís legal counsel, Harris, Welsh &
Lukmann, will also remain the same.
Board of Finance
The Board of
Finance convened after the regular school board meeting and elected to have
the same officers as the School Board.
investments report, containing a recap of interest earning accounts at five
institutions--First Source Bank, U.S. Bank, Centier, Lake City Bank, and
Interra Credit Union-- showed that the boardís 2015 decision allowing
investments from core balance funds and rainy-day funds is paying off. Three
of the corporationís CDs matured in 2017, and the corporationís investments
garnered a total of $259,637.46 income from interest.