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Cloverdale schools gear up for new year

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CLOVERDALE -- During the regular school board meeting Monday, Cloverdale Superintendent Carrie Milner noted how quickly the summer has passed.

"It has been an outstanding, but very busy summer," she said.

Registration began last week for Cloverdale students, which means summer is slowly coming to a close. Since parents are still registering their children for the upcoming school year, the exact number of registered students in the corporation is still unknown.

"We will have better numbers by next month's (school board) meeting," Milner told board members.

When students return to school Thursday, lunch will cost a little more than last year. The school board voted to raise the price of school lunch to $2.30.

Milner said the corporation has charged $2.10 for lunch for the past seven years. She also said the increase is to help with the rising costs of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Breakfast -- at $1.75 -- will remain the same.

In other business:

* Board members learned the greenhouse project is on schedule. It is set for delivery Aug. 18. The project should be finished by mid-September. Most of the money financing the greenhouse project will come from a stimulus package and funds left over from previous facility upgrades.

* Rob Schroer, with the transportation department, told the board everything passed during its Aug. 8 bus inspection. Of the 29 buses inspected, 25 of them are used on a daily basis.

* Board members voted to accept a $1,000 donation for the Cloverdale High School band from First National Bank.

* The board heard from Daniel Varnes and Jessica Suthard regarding before- and after-school programs for elementary and middle school students.

In the morning, students will have "zero hour." It is an opportunity for the children to have an extra hour of teacher assistance on schoolwork or projects.

The after-school program for elementary students will offer one hour of homework help followed by enrichment clubs or physical fitness time. For middle school students, homework help will be offered during study table followed by enrichment clubs.

"Kids really benefit from programs like these," said Varnes.

The after-school programs are from 2:45 to 5 p.m. each day school is in session.

* There were several personnel changes.

Under resignations were Jeremy Simpson, middle school media specialist; Mike Parks, middle school social studies teacher and seventh/eighth grade football assistant coach; Kristin Crabtree, high school Earth space/physical education teacher, senior class sponsor and girls' and boys' varsity track coach; J.J. Wade, high school math teacher and girls' varsity basketball coach; Elisa Garcia, middle school mild intervention teacher; David Petty, seventh grade football coach; Mark Wheeler, eighth grade football coach; and Jeff Gibboney, seventh grade boys' basketball coach.

Under hire/volunteers were Emily Parks, varsity volleyball coach; Kevin Metz, volunteer volleyball assistant coach; Tim Blayden, volunteer volleyball assistant coach; Steve Livingston, assistant football coach; Bryan Archer, assistant football coach; Kurt Kyle, assistant football coach; Chris Frye, assistant football coach; Zach McCallie, volunteer assistant football coach; Alex Swenson, volunteer assistant football coach; Brian Archer, varsity baseball head coach; Chuck Mowery, varsity softball head coach; Aaron Howard, seventh grade football coach; Tim Savini, eighth grade football coach and head of middle school football; Robert Stout, seventh and eighth grade football assistant coach; Pam Winders, seventh grade volleyball coach; Missy Carroll, eighth grade volleyball coach; and Leah Ehmen, seventh and eighth grade volleyball assistant coach.

Under employment were Darlene West, elementary and middle school Knoy Resource Center assistant; Kim Bailey, elementary and middle school; Kelly Monnett, elementary; Daniel Varnes, middle school part-time keyboarding; and Jessica Suthard, middle school part time.

Board members Tony Hacker and Bobbi Nees said they wish Mike Parks luck in the future along with others leaving the corporation.


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So why does Cloverdale Schools start early, then the last school to get out for the summer? Not much of a summer break if you say.

-- Posted by what_it's_worth on Wed, Aug 12, 2009, at 10:22 AM

Lots of resignations and a mass exit of teachers/coaches. Wonder why?

-- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 7:04 PM

MR. PARKS YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, ALONG WITH MANY OF THESE OTHER TEACHERS......

CLOVERDALE YOU NEED TO WAKE UP BEFORE ALL OF OUR GREAT TEACHERS LEAVE OUR SCHOOL....

SOON ALL OF OUR GOOD STUDENTS WILL FOLLOW......

I KNOW IT IS HARD FINDING GOOD COACHES FOR OUR KIDS, BUT ALLOWING SOME OF THE PARENTS ON THIS LIST, WAS NOT A WISE CHOICE....

-- Posted by takeastand on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 3:51 PM


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