May 29, 2015

Live Museum at Dansville Elementary

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Live Museum at Dansville Elementary Live Museum at Dansville Elementary

Dansville Elementary Live Museum

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Dansville Elementary Live Museum Dansville Elementary Live Museum

Elementary School Live Museum

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Elementary School Live Museum Elementary School Live Museum

Elementary Live Museum

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Elementary Live Museum Elementary Live Museum

State Superintendent Visits 3rd Grade

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State Superintendent Visits 3rd Grade State Superintendent Visits 3rd Grade

State Superintendent Visits Robotics Class

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State Superintendent Visits Robotics Class State Superintendent Visits Robotics Class

Dansville High School Marching Band

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Dansville High School Marching Band Dansville High School Marching Band

District Drainage Project

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District Drainage Project District Drainage Project

Band at Homecoming

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Band at Homecoming Band at Homecoming

District News and Events

Facilities Update

At the regular May 18, 2015 Board meeting, the Dansville Board of Education approved the following:

a) Accept the recommendation from the FIT as presented.
b) Authorize Kingscott Associates/Miller Davis Company to prepare and submit
a pre-qualification application to the Michigan Department of Treasury in June
2015.
c) Seek approval from the Michigan Department of Treasury to place two
proposals on the November 2015 election ballot seeking voter approval of a
capital improvement bond program as follows:
1) Question 1 for $16.5M with a tax millage increase of 5.05 mills for
replacement of the current Middle School facility with a high school
structure
2) Question 2 for an additional $6.7M with a tax increase of 2.05 mills to
address other identified school complex deficiencies that would also
enhance the community’s use of our facilities

Facilities Update

At a special board meeting on Monday, May 11th the FIT committee gave a presentation and recommendation regarding our facilities to the Board of Education. Please click here to view the presentation.

Facilities Update

Dear Aggie Family,

First the board and the district would like to thank everyone in our Aggie Community for your input and help as we have been working through a rigorous planning process regarding our facilities over the past several months.  We have worked hard to keep this process open and many valuable suggestions have greatly improved the proposals that have been considered.

After several months of meeting, the Facilities Improvement Team will be taking their recommendation to the Board of Education at a specially scheduled meeting on Monday, May 11th at 7 pm in the elementary library.  We hope you’ll consider attending and we again want to thank so many of you who have participated in this important planning process for Dansville Schools.

Facilities Update

In November, the Board of Education sent a letter informing the entire community of a structural analysis of the middle school and the decision to replace the building with a different structure. The Board determined this would be more financially responsible than to ask the voters for a bond to replace the roof, replace windows, reconstruct floors, and install joist hangers throughout the building. These repairs are not due to neglect, but are needed to keep a 94- year- old wood structure with a brick veneer structurally sound for another 10+ years.

Rather than taking a traditional approach to the planning process where a small group decides what will be on the ballot and then tries to get support from the community, the Dansville Board of Education has chosen to establish an open planning process. They committed from the start that all of the meeting notes would be posted, the meetings would all be posted and remain open to new members and the concepts would be shared online with a chance for community members to give feedback through an online survey.

In December and January, the district held community meetings to get feedback and established a community Facilities Improvement Team (FIT) made up of volunteers, to provide us direction on what the replacement should be. For the last few months, the FIT has been getting feedback regarding several concept drawings. They have also been sharing costs and seeking your feedback. The direction that has been given was to keep the buildings connected and to build a new high school, moving the middle school students into the current high school.

The community was invited to get a full update regarding the planning phase from the FIT at a Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th in the HS Commons. The FIT shared what is has been working on and again asked for feedback from those in attendance.

The FIT will meet again on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 PM in the elementary library to finalize the recommendation that will be presented to the board. The team will then share their recommendation with the Board of Education on Monday, May 11th at a special meeting at 7 PM in the elementary library.

The Board of Education will take action on the recommendation from the FIT at their regular meeting on Monday, May 18th at 7 PM in the elementary library. This will determine next steps regarding what will be proposed to the community.

The board and the district will then have to undergo several steps to prepare for the recommended proposal(s) to be on the November ballot. The district will continue to answer questions and share information throughout the next several months. Folks will be available at the Memorial Day parade and at the Ingham County Fair to answer questions and explain what has been done in this planning phase of the facilities improvement process.

Please go to www.dansville.org and click the “Facilities” button on the right-hand side of the page to get information regarding the district’s maintenance plans, facilities plans and posted answers to recently asked questions.

2014-15 Calendar Update

To comply with state day and hour requirements, we will need to hold school a full day on Friday, June 5th, a full day on Monday, June 8th and a half day on Tuesday, June 9th.    School will dismiss at 11:45 am on Tuesday June 9th.  End of year school events will be adjusted accordingly.

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