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Wayland Union Schools Hires New Transportation Supervisor PDF Print E-mail
Veteran bus driver, Brenda Kraima, was recently hired as the new Transportation Supervisor for Wayland Union Schools.  Kraima has been a bus driver for the district for 18 years and resides in the district. 

“We are pleased to have someone in this position who is very familiar with our district and has an established relationship with our drivers and mechanics,” said Bill Melching, Director of Finance & Operations. “She is committed to the safety of our students and I’m confident she will be an asset to the department in her new role.”

Kraima replaces former Transportation Supervisor, Bryan Keeler, who resigned in December after taking a positon in another field.
Preschool & Kindergarten Registration-Early Childhood Nights PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union Schools will hold their Early Childhood Nights on February 17 at Dorr Elementary School and February 18 at Baker Elementary School from 6:00-7:30pm. Parents and children can tour the building, meet the teachers and register for either preschool or kindergarten!

6:00-6:30pm   Parent Presentation (please arrive 15 minutes early if you'd like to use the free childcare during this half hour.)

6:30-7:30pm   Tours, registration

Wayland Union Schools offers a variety of preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds and have very low tuition rates. There is also free preschool to those who qualify.

Preferred enrollment for early childhood programs is February 16 - 27, 2015. Please bring your child's birth certificate and immunization card with you.  There is a $50 deposit for tuition preschools. 

Call Welcoming Schools at 269-792-9153 for more info.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 02:01
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed PDF Print E-mail

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed!  

  • Flexible schedule
  • Over $15 per hour
  • Work the days you want to work
  • Time off during school breaks and summers
  • Retirement benefits possible
  • Training provided
  • Start as soon as licensed

Call the Transportation office at 269-792-2262 if interested!

Wayland Hires New Head Football Coach PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union High School has selected Michael Doupe as the new head football coach.

Justin Wilson, Athletic Director at WUHS, said he had 29 applicants for the position, which was advertised on November 25, 2014.  

“We narrowed down the candidates to six with first round interviews,” said Wilson “and then held second round interviews with four candidates.”

A selection committee was comprised of a parent of a current varsity football player, a board member, the athletic administrative assistant, booster club president, high school principal, varsity coach, and athletic director.

“We feel confident that Mike’s loyalty to the district as a teacher, coach, and advisor made this committee comfortable in their decision,” said Wilson.

Michael Doupe is currently an English teacher at Wayland Union High School. He is also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach, the National Honor Society Advisor, and Wahoo Advisor.  In 2014, while Head Coach of the Varsity Baseball team, he led the team to a district championship.

Doupe has past experience as an Assistant Coach for football at WUHS and for the past two years served as an Assistant Coach at Kalamazoo College working with wide receivers and running backs.

“Mike has already established relationships with our student athletes and is eager to foster new relationships in hopes of increasing football participation,” said Wilson.

“I am excited to have this opportunity and look forward to getting to work,” said Doupe.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 07:58
Request for Snowplowing Bids PDF Print E-mail
Request for Bid


Public Bid

Wayland Union Schools

Bid Release Date:  January 14, 2015
To request a bid, email Bill Melching, Director of Finance & Operations This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or call Administration at 269-792-2181
Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Date:

January 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 850 East Superior Street, Wayland, Michigan 49348

Proposal Due Date:

February 17, 2015, 850 East Superior Street Wayland, Michigan 49348

Return to:
Bill Melching
Director of Finance and Operations
Wayland Union Schools
850 East Superior Street
Wayland, Michigan 49348
(269) 792-2181 Extension 3011

Late Proposals will be Rejected

Wayland Union Schools

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 01:19
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