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Lisa Allmendinger on November 29th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District Board of Education unanimously approved the request to commemorate the varsity baseball field in honor of former athletic director Wayne R. Welton at its meeting on Nov. 27. Welton’s name will be on the scoreboard, and a plaque listing his accomplishments will accompany it. The vote came in […]

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By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District Board of Education heard a special presentation from Brad Bush, athletic director, at its meeting on Nov. 13. Bush proposed that the varsity baseball field be commemorated in honor of former athletic director Wayne Welton. Bush provided a lengthy description of Welton’s accomplishments, both locally and statewide. Welton […]

Continue reading about Chelsea School Board debates facility commemoration; new 4th grade teacher introduced

Lisa Allmendinger on October 25th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Nathan Baldermann of Rehmann Robson, LLC, presented the 2016-17 audit report at the Chelsea School District Board of Education meeting on Oct. 23. With all financial statements final, he gave an “unmodified, clean opinion.” Baldermann said this result indicates that reliably good management decisions have been made financially. Among the highlights was […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 11th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Members of the community who desire to provide public input at Chelsea School District Board of Education meetings have a new procedure to follow. Meetings will still provide two opportunities for public input, but additional procedures and guidelines have been instituted and are available in writing at the meetings. Persons who wish […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 13th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk With board member Dana Durst absent, the Chelsea School District Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017-18 tax rate at their meeting on Sept. 11. The sinking fund rate to be levied on Dec. 1 will be 0.9226 mills, the maximum allowable rate. The board approved the hiring of Nicholas Cunningham as […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 30th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Building administrators introduced the summer’s teacher hires to the Chelsea School District Board of Education at their meeting on Aug. 28. North Creek Principal Luman Strong introduced Katie Falk, who will teach a new section of kindergarten this fall. Strong said that Falk, who received her degree from Eastern Michigan University, taught […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 16th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk The Chelsea School District Board of Education approved the hiring of three new teachers at its meeting on Aug. 14. Each of the new teachers was selected following a three-interview process that included a teaching sample. Katie Falk will teach kindergarten at North Creek Elementary School. The position became available last spring […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 29th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Michelle Cowhy, executive director of finance and administrative services, presented the proposed Chelsea School District’s (CSD) amended 2016-17 budget to the school board at their meeting on June 26. With expenses exceeding revenue, the district will spend $564,268 of fund equity, leaving $4,674,365, or just over 17% of the total budget in […]

Continue reading about Chelsea School Board Approves Budgets, Announces Retirements

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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