Duneland School Board will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the DSC
Administration Center, 601 W. Morgan Ave. in Chesterton.
to the agenda, the board will address the proposal made by Chesterton High
School Principal James Goetz at the board’s March 14 meeting to
breathalyze students at CHS prom on May 4 and the Senior Banquet scheduled
for May 8 as a requirement for admittance.
asked the board for “guidance” as he and fellow administrators have
mulled performing such tests after student behavior at this year’s
homecoming dance. Safety is the issue, Goetz said, and the risk factors
became too great that the school cancelled its Valentine’s Day dance in
described to the board, breathalyzer stations would be set up at the prom
and tests will be given by Duneland Schools staff. If any attendee would
test positive for alcohol, the school would issue disciplinary action
against him or her and they could face minor consumption charges which
would be forwarded to Porter County Juvenile Probation.
school board took the matter under advisement and told Goetz it will be
addressed at the April 10 meeting.
other business, an appointment will be made for the new Bailly Elementary
School Principal. Outgoing Bailly principal Mike Grubb has served in the
post for 12 years and has been involved as an educator at Duneland for
more than 40 years and coached during many of them.
board will also look at bids received for the roof repair at Liberty
will be given to the CHS World Languages Department.
Township Elementary School will be giving the board a presentation.
Superintendent of Instruction Monte Moffett will present personnel reports
-- retirements, resignations and new hires. He will also ask the board to
adopt reading textbooks for grades K-5.
Superintendent Dirk Baer will also make comments.