East China School District

East China School District





 

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Did You Know?

At last night's Board meeting, Board of Education members acted decisively and responsibly to address the structural deficit problem that exists in the District. Specifically, the Board voted 5-2 to approve the following motion - "For 2015/16, the Board of Education votes to direct the administration to close an elementary school."

The administration is now charged with developing options for the Board to consider. Beginning at the September 22 meeting and over the next several months, various scenarios and supporting information will be presented and refined for the Board to discuss, reflect upon, leading to eventually a decision that gives us appropriate time to implement.

The Board meeting schedule is available on the District website at: http://www.ecsd.us/index.php/ecsd/board-of-education/meeting-schedules.html

As this discussion moves forward, our work goes on. Just this morning, I joined Brenda Tenniswood and the elementary principals at Palms Elementary School for a discussion and classroom observation aimed at building common understanding of effective math instruction. The work being done in the classroom by the teacher and students was outstanding, the conversation afterward rich with ideas, and overall another example of the great work being done throughout classrooms in the District. 

With this in mind, I am asking for your help and support to not engage in speculation and to stay positive. Our parents and students look to us to be examples of reassurance that day to day we will not lose sight of our purpose to be influential adults providing excellent academic, arts, and athletic experiences.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of your school communities, the District, and one another,

Steve Skalka

September 8 2014 Board Meeting Video

09 08 2104 Superintendent Report

02, Sep 2014

Board Policies

Between July, 2013 and August, 2014, the East China Board of Education undertook the review, revision, and adoption of all District policies.

The District contracts with NEOLA, a company that monitors State and Federal legislation to develop policy language based on new or changes to existing legislation. NEOLA provides districts with a link to the Districts' policies hosted on their servers.

As part of their effort to be more transparent in the operation of the school district, the East China Board of Education has taken the step to make District policies public and easily accessible. To access District policies, click on the following link:

http://www.neola.com/eastchina-mi

You will be taken directly to the Board Policy Table of Contents from which you can access Board policies from each of the ten policy series.

Currently, Administrative Guidelines are not accessible as they must now be reviewed and revised to align with the updated policies.

01, Sep 2014

Ready. Set. Go!

Ok, bus drivers have run through their routes, custodians have made our schools beautiful, secretaries have been busy doing the magical, mysterious things they do, teachers have gotten their classrooms ready, administrators have met with their staff, we are ready! Send your student off with a good breakfast and a positive word of encouragement and let's make this the best year ever!

The fall sports schedules are available by clicking on the links below.

Marine City High Sports Schedule

St Clair High Sports Schedule

SUMMER PROJECTS UPDATE
It has been a very busy and productive summer in the District maintaining and improving our school facilities.  Below is a description of the major projects that have been undertaken and their current status.  This work is sinking fund dollars at work.  On behalf of the students and staff of the District, I want to again thank the community for their on-going support.
 
Belle River lintel project: 
All masonry work is complete
Metal framing is complete
Steel siding is nearly complete
Project is meeting the projected timeline for being completed by the end of August
 
MCMS HVAC roof top unit replacement:
Old units were removed
New units were installed
Units are up and running
Minor controls work still being completed
Project is 95% complete
 
Pine River water main repairs:
Blacktop and curb was replaced 
Fill dirt was installed The scope of this year's project is complete
 
MCMS parapet work:
This work began August 12, 2014
Expected completion is before August 24, 2014
 
Gearing:
Parking lot striping and additional signage was completed on Aug. 6, 2014
 
East China Stadium:
The floor in the press box has been replaced 
Individual overhead stadium lights were replaced/fixed Aug. 7, 2014
 
MCHS pool repairs:
All of the damaged equipment has been replaced.  The pool is currently filled to near capacity. We are working on some final chemical calculations. 
 

CHARTWELLS IS NOW HIRING FOOD SERVICE WORKERS

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy a fast paced environment. Must be a self starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision, possess good customer service skills, a desire to be successful, be punctual, hard working and embrace change. The job of Food Service Worker requires the worker to order food, heat food, serve breakfast, lunch or snacks to the students, clean the food preparation area and serving area, receive deliveries, and keep accurate client records for the National School Lunch Program.

Please apply at the food service office
1585 Meisner Road, East China, MI 48054