The Duneland School
Board greenlit a number of improvement projects at its meeting last night.
of Support Services Greg Lindy reported he got bids for roofing projects at
Yost Elementary and Chesterton Middle School and door replacement at CMS and
The Board approved
low bidder Korellis Roofing to complete the Yost summer roof project for
$100,152. E.C. Babilla was the low bidder for the CMS roof project at
Door replacement at
Bailly and CMS, which was highlighted as an urgent need in a Facilities
Assessment completed by Tria Architecture last year, will be done by Joseph
Construction for $396,000. Replacing doors that donít shut tightly is a
security concern and part of the Duneland Schools capital plan, according to
Lindy. Lindy said Joseph Construction has worked with Duneland before, on
projects at Yost.
In other capital
improvement business, the Board also gave Nutrition and Wellness Director
Tammy Watkins permission to seek quotes for a renovation in the Bailly
Elementary kitchen. Currently food at Bailly is brought in from the Liberty
campus, and the proposed renovations estimated to cost between $100,000 and
$125,000 would make it a full-service kitchen. The project would be paid for
from proceeds of the Food Service fund, according to Duneland CFO Lynn
Director Bridget Martinson made a reminder that Kindergarten Round-up is
March 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Martinson also reminded that
the CHS Alumni Association is holding a pancake breakfast at Georgeís Gyros
from 7 to 10 a.m. on March 14 to help fund student scholarships.
that CHS School Resource Officer Chris Swickard and CHS PE Teacher David
Milligan will be hosting a community outreach program for adults about
understanding vaping and juuling among teens from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 19 at CHS.
Schools corporation-wide art show is also coming up. Martinson said K to 8
students will showcase their art at the Chesterton Art Center during open
hours from March 3 until March 14. Students in grades nine to 12 will
showcase their art at the Art Center starting March 17 until March 31.
Chip Pettit noted that Liberty Elementary is the third Duneland School to be
named a Common Sense school for teaching digital citizenship and
congratulated nine robotics teams from Westchester Intermediate and Brummitt
Elementary on qualifying for state. He also thanked Ellis Electric and 1st
Source Bank for supporting the Teacher and Employee of the Year awards, for
which nominations are now closed.
Vice-president Ron Stone wished luck to the Valparaiso hockey team, which
has six players from Duneland.