The Duneland School Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, at which
time the board may be presented with recommendations for cuts in
Duneland Superintendent Dirk Baer said last week that there will be changes
among administrators and that he anticipates bringing his recommendation to
the school board at Thursday's meeting.
The agenda includes personnel reports in both the administrative and
business departments, as well as board approval of staff retirements and a
general budget update.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Administration Center, 601 W. Morgan
The Duneland Schools are in the process of trying to find ways to offset
about $1.4 million from this year's general fund budget -- or about 4.5
percent of the total fund -- due to statewide funding cuts. Baer said at the
last meeting that the budget cuts will be implemented over a number of weeks
and that all current programs will be retained. The cuts are expected to be
made in areas such as attrition, higher fees, furloughs, and reduced hours.
Normally, the school board meets on the first Monday of the month, but this
month's regular meeting was rescheduled to Thursday.
Other agenda items include a presentation by Bailly Elementary School, a
refinancing of the school corporation's pension bond, and an appointment to
the Westchester Public Library board.