CHESTERTON | Duneland Community Schools will offer two summer school sessions this year. Each will run 15 days and will cost $125.
The Duneland School Board also approved dates and a $375 fee for drivers education, as well as an online option.
In other action at Monday's School Board meeting, Director of Transportation James Bonfield made his recommendation for annual bus replacement. He said the total package this year was about $1,000 less than last year.
The package for buses at a cost of $550,444 minus trade-ins for a total cost of $498,944 was unanimously approved by the board.
Director of Support Services Greg Lindy asked the board to approve rebuilding existing “chillers” or cooling units which will be worked on over the summer and he said that they will be rebuilt in phases to not affect summer school.
He also said the rigging for curtains on the stage at Chesterton High School will be maintained the week of July 4th and they will be conducting maintenance and repair on the corporation’s bus barn at an estimated cost of between $175,000 and $200,000.
Lindy presented a proposal to refurbish seats, install new carpet, and paint the Chesterton Middle School Auditorium, as well as a remodel of the fitness room and concession stand at the school.
At Liberty Intermediate School, Lindy said that a hot water heater installed in 1985 will be replaced with an energy efficient model, the cafeteria will be remodeled, and three roofs at Yost Elementary school that are constructed with ballast will be “brought up to date.”
Additionally, stage curtains will be replaced at Chesterton High School, Westchester Intermediate School, and Liberty Intermediate School; security access systems will be updated at Yost Elementary and Jackson Elementary through a Homeland Security grant; and ventilation will be fixed in the Chesterton High School wrestling room.
Board members addressed pavement and sidewalk repairs and he said they will begin work as soon as possible.
Superintendent David Pruis recommended the most recent snow day on Feb. 5 will be made up June 5, and the board unanimously approved.