July 21, 2017

District News and Events

Registration Packets

Dear Aggie Families,
We hope everyone is having a restful and rejuvenating summer as we gear up for the start of another school year!

In an effort to ensure prompt delivery as well as to try to save resources, we have the student Registration Packets available for early pick-up this year.  Please feel free to stop by the Superintendent’s Office in the Elementary building at the flagpole entrance this week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or next week Monday or Tuesday to pick up the packet for your student(s).  The office will be open from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM each day. The remaining packets will be sent out next Wednesday, July 26th.

Elementary classroom teacher assignments for next year are included in the packets except for kindergarten and fifth grade, as we are still in the process of finalizing the staffing and assignments for those grade levels. We will be sure to notify families of students in those grade levels as soon as that information becomes available.

We really appreciate you picking up your packets so we can be sure everyone has plenty of time to complete the forms needed to turn in on Tuesday, August 15th for District Picture and Registration Day.

It’s been great to hear from new families to the district and we encourage you to contact the Superintendent’s office so we are able to get Registration packets to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Registration Day on the 15th and then on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Please contact the Superintendent’s Office throughout the summer with questions or concerns at 517-623-6120, ext. 7221.

Thank you and Go Aggies!
Amy Hodgson
Superintendent
Dansville Schools

Construction Project Update

Dear Aggie Family,

I wanted to take this opportunity to provide updates regarding the bond project and to address the many rumors that have been circulating.

Bids: The past few months have been spent pouring over every line of every bid category to ensure we are taking feedback from the low bidders, considering feedback from all the bids received and doing everything we can to ensure we are maximizing both value and savings.  This has been a labor-intensive process, but has been time well spent by those involved and quite productive.

Abatement: The abatement process for the band room and weight room were underway starting the first day after school ended on Monday, June 12th and has been ongoing since. This will be followed by demolition.

Awarding of Bids: The first bids were awarded by the school board this past Monday night in the areas of site construction/utilities and demolition. Contractors are expected onsite starting early next week to begin this work.  The remaining bid categories are expected to be awarded by the Board in July.

Rumors: There have been many rumors regarding the water tower and the availability of water to provide fire suppression for the new school.   As hard as it has been to wait to address these rumors, it was best to wait until all actual reports and facts were confirmed and those were finalized this week. Please know that official testing has occurred and in fact there are no issues related to the water tower, flow or the ability to provide fire suppression for the new building.

Patience Needed: Every aspect of this project has involved a process that does not always happen as quickly as we would like, but everyone involved is working hard to do their best to be good stewards of the bond monies while staying focused on delivering the best possible facilities for our students.  We are also doing our best to make decisions related to availability of our current fields and facilities based on our most current information and in the end again, we are trying to do our best to accommodate the needs of the community while taking direction based on the needs of those managing the project.

Thank You: So many of you have been so forthcoming with your expressions of understanding and flexibility and I want to thank you for those intentional efforts as we endure the inconveniences that will be increasing over these next 15 months. We are still planning to occupy the new school in the Fall of 2018 and will continue to keep you posted as information becomes available and finalized.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me any time.

Thank you,

Amy Hodgson

Notice of Limited Tax Pledge

Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Board of Education of Dansville Schools, Ingham County, Michigan. At said meeting, the Board of Education will consider its proposed State Aid Note (Limited Tax – General Obligation). The proposed State Aid Note (Limited Taz – General Obligation), if issued, will contain the limited tax full faith and credit pledge of Dansville School, Ingham County, Michigan.

Date of Meeting, June 19, 2017

Place of Meeting, Elementary Library, Dansville Schools, 1264 Adams Street, Dansville, MI 48819

Hour of Meeting, 6:30 pm

Telephone Number of the Principal Office of the Board of Education, 517-623-6120, Ext. 7221

Board Minutes are Located at the Principal Office of the Board of Education, Dansville Schools, 1264 Adams Street, Dansville, MI 48819

Notice of a Public Hearing on Proposed 2017-2018 Budget

On June 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the Dansville Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2017-2018 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2016-2017 budget until after a public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2017-2018 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the superintendent’s office.

Budget Presentation- May 2017

Ceremonial Groundbreaking, Friday, April 21, 2017

It is Groundbreaking Day at Dansville Schools! We are so excited for today’s celebration and thankful for the investment that the Aggie Family has made in our school, our kids and our community. It is an exciting time to be Aggie!

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Ceremony

All Aggies are invited to attend the Ceremonial Groundbreaking event that will take place this Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the beginning of Dansville Schools’ bond construction and remodeling projects. To emphasize the impact this project will have on every student here, we have purposefully scheduled this ceremony to take place during the school day to ensure that all students will be able to participate.

All community members are encouraged to attend! Please plan to park in the high school parking lot, enter the high school front doors and then walk through the school out to the back of the school where the ceremony will take place.

We look forward to hearing students share what it means to be an Aggie as well as honoring local partnerships that made this project possible as our community embarks on this exciting journey of growth and renewal.

Again, our historical groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, April 21 at 2:00 pm at the site of the new high school. We want as many Aggies there as possible, so please help us spread the word.

Groundbreaking Invite

 

Request for Bid: Band Building and Weight Room Demolition Project Asbestos and Potentially Hazardous Materials Abatement Project

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of, Dansville Schools, Superintendents Office Center, ATTN: ABATEMENT PROJECT ITB, 1264 Adams, Dansville, MI, 48819
Proposal must be delivered not later than 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud, 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Dansville Elementary School, 1264 Adams, Dansville, MI, 48819, Elementary Conference Room.

Dansville Abatement Project ITB 2017

39904-1 final report

39904-1 Sample Location Map Band Bldg.

39904-1Dansville Abatement Specs 041417

39904-1Sample Location Map Weight Room

Dansville Bid Form rev041417

SOM Prevailing Wage const proj local schools

SOM_Issued_Schedule_Attachments Prev Wage

Request for Bid: Roof Replacememt

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of, Ingham Intermediate School District,Thorburn Education Center, ATTN: Purchasing Department, 2630 W. Howell Rd, Mason, MI, 48854

Proposal must be delivered not later than 2:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud, 2:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Thorburn Education Center, 2630 W Howell Rd, Mason, MI, 48854, room A.

Dansville Roof Replacement 2017

SOM Prevailing Wages

Pre Bid Sign In

Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Scheduled for April 21, 2017

We want to invite you and every Aggie to the Ceremonial Groundbreaking event that will take place to celebrate the beginning of Dansville Schools’ bond construction and remodeling projects. To emphasize the impact this will have on every student here, we have purposefully scheduled this ceremony to take place during the school day to ensure that all students will be able to participate.  This historical event will take place on Friday, April 21 at 2 pm at the site of the new high school.

 

We have also provided two ways for our students to have bigger roles in this historical event.  First, all students are invited to submit a 30s – 1 min written speech describing what it means to be an Aggie. These speeches will be turned in to each school office by Monday, April 10th for the chance to be chosen to present the speech during the groundbreaking ceremony.

 

Written submissions will be reviewed and students will be selected to present their speeches to a panel and then as a result of this process, it is our hope that one lower elementary, one upper elementary, one middle and one high school student will be selected to speak at the ceremony.

 

If students are not interested in giving a speech, maybe they would like to hold one of the special shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony! Starting tomorrow, March 28th, students will have the chance to put their Aggie Bucks into a drawing to receive a special t-shirt and be the holder of the special shovel to represent their grade level at the groundbreaking ceremony.  Aggie Bucks will be collected until Friday, April 14th when names will be chosen at noon.

 

Again, our groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday, April 21 at 2 pm at the site of the new high school. We want as many Aggies to be there as possible, so please help us spread the word.

 

GO AGGIES!

Amy Hodgson

Superintendent

Invitation and submission form

School Calendar Update

As we have been working with the architects and construction manager over the past several months to establish estimated construction timelines, it became clear that the school could help the planning process quite a bit by finalizing our school calendar for the next two years.  Our staff has worked together to create both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school calendars, which comply with the law, expedite the construction process and best minimize the impact of construction on learning. We know the calendar for next year is much different than normal and we ask in advance for your understanding and flexibility. It is because of the uniqueness of these next two years that we felt it was so important to finalize the calendars early and get them into your hands as soon as possible for your planning purposes. You will find the school calendars for the next two years attached here.

A few key dates to note include:

  • The first day of classes of the 2017-2018 school year will be Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
  • The last day of school of the 2017-2018 school year will be Friday, May 25, 2018.
  • The first day of classes of the 2018-2019 school year will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
  • The last day of school of the 2018-2019 school year will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we have weighed many options and done our best to make the right decisions for everyone in determining how to safely accommodate the construction schedule as well as the needs of the Dansville Aggie Family.

We cannot fully describe how exciting the bond construction projects are when we think about the impact all of this will have on our students, as we plan for the opening of school in the Fall of 2018. Thank you again for making the commitment to invest in our students by investing in our school. We realize this work will impact our entire school campus and our community, so again, we very much appreciate your patience and flexibility as we do our best to make this experience as smooth as possible for everyone.

Please don’t hesitate to call, email or stop by if you have any questions throughout this entire process.

Go Aggies!
Amy Hodgson, Superintendent

2017-2018 Calendar

2018-2019 Calendar