Dundee Board of education recap

The Board congratulated Ms. Shelly Farris, on-site Food Service Director from Chartwells, for receiving the “Be a Star” employee recognition award. Ms. Farris won over 170 candidates.
The Varsity Girls swim team and coaches were recognized for their outstanding performance this season. MaddyRoggelin, Breanna McCullough, Catherine Imo, Lauren McKenzie, Emerson Hernandez, Sarah Fogarty, Emma Brink, OliviaWaterstradt, and Katie Schmidt received kudos, while Emerson Hernandez won All-State honors.
High School Science teacher, Jeff Bock, was selected as Employee of the Month. He was presented with a $50 gift card from the MEEMIC/Leski Insurance Agency, a $25 gift card from Great Lakes Eatery and Pub, a plaque commemorating his achievement, and a certificate.
The Board expressed their appreciation for Ms. Jean Silveira, Middle School Administrative Assistant and Mr. Gregg Keith, Board of Education President, both of whom are retiring.
Superintendent Manuszak shared the results of the Superintendent’s survey with the Board.
The Board approved the proposed changes made by our Middle School Principal, Mr. Carner, and our Athletic Director, Mr. Oestrike, to the Athletic Code of Conduct.  These changes will take immediate effect, monitored by the HS Athletic Department and state that a student must be passing 5 out of 7 classes.  If a student fails more than two classes at the Marking period or Semester they are ineligible for at least three week of the next Marking Period. 
The Board approved the Oregon, Ohio trip for the Varsity Wrestling team to participate in a tri-meet.
The Board approved a seven year Affiliation Agreement with Central Michigan’s Educational Leadership Program..
The Board approved a High School SAT Prep Course developed by Ms. Plum, our District Curriculum Coordinator/Assistant Elementary Principal and Mr. Schroeder, our High School Principal. This program will provide individualized on-line tutoring to prepare students for the April SAT.
The Board approved hiring Ms. Amanda Duval (pronounced Do – val) as the new Middle School Administrative Assistant. In addition, the Board approved hiring an Elementary Title I ParaProfessional.  Ms. Allison Salenbienwill become our fourth ES Title I Paraprofessional. 
The purchase of two used busses was approved by the Board. The busses come with warranties and camera surveillance systems.
The Board approved the purchase of a replacement boiler for the high school. Currently bids are being reviewed and once selected the new boiler will be installed.
The Board approved the contract with Superior Environmental for inspection of underground fuel tanks. Inspection will be scheduled as soon as possible.
Wolgast, our Construction Management Bond Company provided us with a Scope of Projects that include Elementary classroom door replacements, Middle School classroom door hardware replacements, Middle School west-side full bleacher replacement, Elementary School kitchen refurbishment and Elementary School cafeteria door replacement, replace the Riverside Academy exterior doors, Elementary School exterior masonry replacement, selected Elementary School and Middle School bathrooms, upgrade Elementary and High School lighting, replace damaged tile throughout the High School, Middle School Pool improvements, Middle School Pool locker room refurbishments, replace the Middle School Pool bleachers with alternative seating, and replace Elementary School stairwell lighting. 
Superintendent Manuszak presented the District Strategic Plan Update – Below is the chart that tracks progress using Goal Accountability Checklist from the District Strategic Plan toward successfully completing the Action Points.  There are four Action Points that are considered Not Applicable since the work on these items is no longer considered necessary.  Hence the addition of the new category and now we only have 192 Action Points.   The Focus Area Teams have meetings schedule later this month and next.  Anyone is invited to attend these.  Please get in touch with me if you would like to be included in one of the Focus Areas. 
After the Board entered into closed session for the annual evaluation of Superintendent Manuszak, the Board reported that he has received a “Highly Effective” rating for the third year in a row. Board trustees praised his efforts in the areas of passing the District Bond, improving curriculum, successfully implementing and monitoring the district’s five-year district wide strategy plan and building staff and community relationships. 

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