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601 West Morgan Ave.

Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: 219-983-3600

Department of Support Services

Office of the Director of Support Services

Mr. Greg Lindy, Director of Support Services
(Office located in Administration Center)
Tel: (219) 983-3605 Ext. 1011
Email: greg.lindy@duneland.k12.in.us

The Support Services Department is responsible for the support services necessary for the day to day operations of the school district and facility planning/construction. The department is divided into five areas as outlined below.


Mrs. Cathy Forszt, Transportation Manager
Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1207
Fax: (219) 983-3624
Email: cathy.forszt@duneland.k12.in.us

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

Transportation Web Site
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.

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

Mrs. Shelley Blanche, Route Coordinator
Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1202
Fax: (219) 983-3624


Food Service

Mrs. Kay Nallenweg, Food Service Director
Tel: (219) 983-3723 Ext. 6162
Fax: (219) 921-1813
Email: kay.nallenweg@duneland.k12.in.us 

Offices located in Westchester Intermediate School
Food Services Web Site 

The goal of the Duneland Schools Food Service Program is to feed the students menus that will meet meal pattern requirements that provide students with one third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for key nutrients and calories. Federal and state regulations, as well as policies that the local board of education deems necessary govern the school breakfast and lunch program.

The school lunch program is designed to provide high quality, nutritious meals to all students in school. Eligible students can receive meals free or at a reduced price. To apply for free or reduced lunches, see your school office to obtain the appropriate forms needed for approval.

A school meal assures that your child is receiving a nutritionally balanced meal. More variety is easier to achieve through school menus. Also, the school meals are less expensive than a meal of equal nutritional value prepared and packed at home. A better-nourished student will generally have more energy to cope with school day opportunities.

Mrs. Cindy Vondra, Assistant Director of Food Service
Tel: (219) 983-3723 Ext. 6158
Fax: (219) 921-1813
Email: cindy.vondra@duneland.k12.in.us

Mrs. Bernie Bloomquist, Food Service Technology Specialist
Tel: (219) 983-3723 Ext. 6156
Fax: (219) 921-1813
Email: bernie.bloomquist@duneland.k12.in.us 


Mechanical Maintenance

Mr. Mark Singer, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1205
Fax: (219) 983-3624
Email: mark.singer@duneland.k12.in.us

Office Location:
Special 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

Mr. William Branham, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Tel: (219) 983-3618
Fax: (219) 983-3624
Email: william.branham@duneland.k12.in.us

Office Location:
Westchester Maintenance Shops
1401 S. 11th St.
Chesterton, Indiana 46304  

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. 


Mrs. Colleen McNamara, Custodial Services Coordinator
Tel: (219) 983-3615 Ext. 1212
Fax: (219) 983-3624
Email: colleen.mcnamara@duneland.k12.in.us 

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

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

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