Meeting: Northeast Dubois Schools

The Northeast Dubois School Board met this week and:

• Agreed to the budget timeline and to advertise the bus replacement and capital projects plans of the budget. The timeline includes the July 28 advertisement and receiving assessed value information from Dubois County by Aug. 1. The school board will hold a hearing on the bus replacement and capital projects plans on Aug. 17 and adopt those plans on Sept. 21; those meetings will start at 7 p.m. at the corporation office, 5379 E. Main St., Dubois.‬ The county will upload the entire budget into the state’s Gateway system ( by Aug. 31. The Dubois County Council will hold a hearing for the district’s overall budget on Oct. 13 and adopt the budget on Oct. 25. The county reviews the budget for approval because the school board is not an elected board; its members are appointed.

• Approved the back to school plan, which all school districts worked on together as their plan to open schools safely.

• Approved various changes to the Northeast Dubois Junior-Senior High School, Northeast Dubois Intermediate School and Northeast Dubois Elementary School student handbooks. Those are online at the school district’s website,

• Hired Kelsi Navarro as an assistant at the intermediate school and Brian Dodd as career coach, Gage Knies as business teacher at the high school, Amanda Johnson as the instructional assistant with extended hours and Shirley Harter as an assistant at the high school.

• Heard that bus driver Stephanie Faulk-Miller has resigned.

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