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By Crystal Hayduk Middle school band students should have a seamless transition to their new teacher following Jim Otto’s retirement. The Chelsea School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Katy Steklac to replace Otto at their board meeting on June 12. Superintendent Julie Helber said that she and Marcus Kaemming, executive director of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 26th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Jesse Kauffman, director of the SRSLY coalition, along with middle school student Riley Thorburn and Tara Thorburn, a district educator, presented a resolution to the Chelsea School District Board of Education at their meeting on May 22. The “Resolution to Protect Our Communities from the Marijuana Industry” was drafted with the “goal […]

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By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District Board of Education heard three special presentations at its meeting on May 8 at South Meadows Elementary School. South Meadows Principal Stacie Battaglia provided a short presentation about the “Positively South” theme, which encourages students to exhibit respect, responsibility, and safety through working collaboratively with the community. She […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 20th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Six parents and two high school students addressed the Chelsea School District Board of Education at their meeting on April 17, in a “call to action” regarding what they defined as a growing problem with addiction among Chelsea teens. Several parents shared the stories of their current high school students who, over […]

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By Crystal Hayduk High School Principal Mike Kapolka introduced senior Lee Argir to the Chelsea School District (CSD) Board of Education at their meeting on March 27. Argir has the honor of being a National Merit Finalist. Kapolka said that out of 1.6 million students who apply for the National Merit Scholarship Program, 16,000 earn […]

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By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District (CSD) Board of Education met in the media center at Beach Middle School in front of a crowded room on March 13.  At the opening of the opportunity for public input, CSD Board President Anne Mann told the audience that the board is a meeting in the public; […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 13th, 2017

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By Crystal Hayduk About 30 staff and community members attended the Chelsea School District (CSD) Board of Education meeting on Feb. 27, many prepared to speak during the opportunities for public input. Seven people, including staff, a parent, and a community member, addressed the board requesting they permit a vote about forming a collective bargaining […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 27th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 25th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk North Creek Elementary School Principal Luman Strong provided information comparing Young Fives and kindergarten curriculum to the Chelsea School District Board of Education at its meeting on Jan. 23.  According to Superintendent Julie Helber, the extra information presented was the result of public comment and concerns expressed at the last board meeting […]

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