Channel One could be coming to a Cloverdale Middle School classroom soon.
At the Cloverdale Community School Corp. school board meeting Monday, elementary/middle school media specialist Jeremy Simpson and middle school principal Jeff Brookshire proposed the middle school enter into a partnership with Direct TV and Channel One Communications Corporation.
Simpson explained to the six board members at Monday's meeting that the programming for Channel One is a 12-minute newscast created by students for students.
He said he hoped to bring more technology to the corporation and believed Channel One could help.
Simpson said the newscast would cover relevant news for students regarding current events, and that approximately two minutes of the coverage was for advertisements.
Simpson told the board that Channel One terms included 90 percent of students within any of the buildings watch the programming 90 percent of all school days for three full school years.
Simpson added that he had been in contact with Direct TV, which he said offered a free satellite dish, receiver and DVR to public school buildings through the program, but that the satellite dish would have to be installed by someone outside of Channel One and he had already started a search to find someone to do so.
Simpson said he also hoped to begin student-produced announcements in the future.
"There are pros and cons to it," Brookshire said.
Board member Todd Whitlock said he was concerned about the amount of time students would be watching television in the classroom.
"I'm a little leery of giving up 12 minutes of class time," he said.
The board heard the proposal, but took no action.
Meanwhile, the board heard updates on parking and various facilities.
Corporation Director of Transportation Rob Schroer told the board Monday that parking and the dropping off of students at the elementary and middle school has improved since last month.
"I think it's going great," Schroer said.
Schroer said he and Corp. Director of Extended Services Howard Bowen have had faculty members standing near stop signs in order to keep traffic flowing regularly.
Bowen also informed the board of updates concerning several building projects.
Bowen said the elementary roof was completed Monday and that the high school auxiliary gymnasium would have to painted some time soon because paint was chipping off the walls.
In addition, he said fixtures were recently ordered for all the high school restrooms in order to make them handicapped accessible. He said installation of the fixtures would be an in-house job.
Bowen added that faucets were purchased for all middle school restrooms for $100 each. He said the faucets had lifetime warranties.
Board member David Brinkman was not able to attend Monday's meeting.
In other business, the board:
-- Recognized elementary student Katie Smith, middle school student Ethan Maners and high school student Jenna Lewis as Students of the Month.
-- Approved the minutes for the regular session of Sept. 11 by a 6-0 vote.
-- Approved claims and financial reports and the elementary school financial report by a 5-1 vote, with Whitlock voting no.
-- Heard an update from the building nurses.
-- Approved 11 facility use requests.
-- Unanimously ap-proved 28 professional leave requests.
-- Approved 12 field trip requests by a unanimous vote.
-- Tabled receiving bus bids and awarding bus bids in order to receive more information.
-- Approved the hiring of Linda Pierce as a full-time preschool teaching assistant, the hiring of Jessica DeVore as a half-time preschool teaching assistant, the hiring of Jamie Hicks as a third grade teaching assistant, and the hiring of Mechelle Lockwood as a supervised study teaching assistant by a 5-1 vote, with Whitlock voting no.
-- Approved the hiring of Beth Sewell as a counselor/contact person at the Alternative School by a unanimous vote.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh- and eighth-grade baseball coach Billy Boyette.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh- and eighth-grade baseball volunteer assistant coaches David Brinkman, Gary Hall, David Anderson, Kevin Taylor and David Dail.
-- Approved the hiring of middle school girls' track coach Susi Jordan and middle school boys' track coach Scott Porter.
-- Approved the hiring of middle school track volunteer assistant coaches Katina Wetter and Jeremy Simpson.
-- Approved the hiring of fifth-grade boys' basketball coach Chuck Mowrey.
-- Approved the hiring of sixth-grade boys' basketball coach David Anderson.
-- Approved the hiring of fifth- and sixth-grade boys' basketball volunteer assistant coaches Kevin Taylor and Mike Monnett.
-- Approved the hiring of fifth-grade girls' basketball coach Tony Hacker.
-- Approved the hiring of sixth-grade girls' basketball coach Scott Porter.
-- Approved the hiring of fifth- and sixth-grade girls' basketball volunteer assistant coaches Amber Cooper and Kim Fulkerson.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh-grade boys' basketball coach Dave Walton.
-- Approved the hiring of eighth-grade boys' basketball coach Jeff Brookshire.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh- and eighth-grade boys' volunteer assistant coaches Gordon Williams and Kevin Taylor.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh-grade girls' basketball coach Jarrod Duff.
-- Approved the hiring of eighth-grade girls' basketball coach Katie McLaughlin.
-- Approved the hiring of seventh-grade girls' basketball volunteer assistant coach Sam Brown and eighth-grade girls' basketball volunteer assistant coach Tony Hacker.
-- Approved the hiring of volunteer assistant wrestling coaches Jarrad Hughes and Donnie Helterbrand.
-- Approved the hiring of volunteer assistant girls' basketball coaches Daniele Nees and Jill Cummings.
-- Approved the resignation of high school special education teaching assistant Marty Watts.
The board's next meeting is at 7 p.m., Nov. 13.