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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 […]

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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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