Department of Support Services

  • The Support Services Department is responsible for the support services necessary for the day to day operation of the school district and facility planning/construction.


    Greg Lindy, Director of Support Services

    601 W. Morgan Ave.
    Chesterton, IN 46304

    Tel: (219) 983-3605 Ext. 1011
    Email: glindy@duneland.k12.in.us

     
    Colleen McNamara, Support Services Manager
    Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1212
    Fax: (219) 983-3624
    Email: cmcnamara@duneland.k12.in.us 

    Office Location:
    Support Services Center
    1012 North Old State Road 49
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304 

    Transportation

    Ben Armstrong, Transportation Manager
    Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1202
    Fax: (219) 983-3624
    Email: barmstrong@duneland.k12.in.us

    Office Location:
    Support Services Center
    1012 North Old State Road 49
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304 

    Transportation Website
     
    Duneland School's Transportation Department is responsible for the day to day transportation of students within the 92-square miles of the District servicing 10 schools as well as St. Patrick's Catholic School. Nine buses are specifically designed to handle the requirements of students with special needs. With a fleet of eighty seven buses and a large geographic area to cover, the Transportation Department utilizes a computerized bus routing system to optimize bus routes.

    In addition to day to day operations, the Transportation Department provides buses for field trips, co and extra curricular trips, and some community transportation for local festivals. The department also maintains several "Special Purpose Vehicles" for the purpose of transporting smaller groups to various events. Staff members are trained in the use of the "SPV's" to provide the safest possible transportation of students.

    All bus drivers are local community members and must meet strict federal and state requirements before being licensed to transport children. Buses are inspected annually by the Indiana State Police to ensure the safest fleet possible for the transportation of students.


    Kim Balas, Operations Coordinator
    Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1201
    Fax: (219) 983-3624
    Email: kim.balas@duneland.k12.in.us

    Jamie Erow, Route Coordinator
    Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1207
    Fax: (219) 983-3624


    Mechanical Maintenance

    Quint Yarber, Maintenance Team Leader
    Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1205
    Fax: (219) 983-3624
    Email: qyarber@duneland.k12.in.us

    Office Location:
    Support Services Center
    1012 North Old State Road 49
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304 

    The mechanical maintenance section is responsible for maintenance and central control of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in all district facilities. They are also responsible for plumbing, electrical, and maintenance of wells and sewage treatment plant.


    Buildings and Grounds

    The buildings and grounds section is responsible for general building maintenance, landscape maintenance, athletic field maintenance, snow removal, integrated pest management, and transportation of materials and equipment between buildings. 


    Custodial
     

    Custodial includes management of staff, procuring supplies, scheduling summer cleaning, and scheduling substitute custodians. 

Support Services Files