CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board received several updates during its meeting Monday night.
The first update came from Dan Sulkoske, who has been working with the corporation on its greenhouse. The project has been completed and an open house has been scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The new greenhouse replaced an old one at the high school. It was funded through a stimulus package and remaining money from other facility update projects.
Superintendent Carrie Milner told Sulkoske his services made the project more manageable and saved the corporation a lot of money.
Board president Pamelia Hepfer noted what a "wonderful job" Sulkoske had done on the project.
Tony Hacker, board member, added he was impressed with Sulkoske's work.
In the end, Sulkoske thanked the board members for providing him the opportunity to work with the corporation on its greenhouse project.
Cloverdale Middle School principal Shelia Anderson provided the second update to the board. Anderson spoke about the progress the middle school and students are making this school year.
Since it is Anderson's first year as principal, she explained some things have continued, such as the parent involvement team and working with United Way.
"Athletics have gone well this year," Anderson commented.
The Knoy Resource Center is new at the middle school. Anderson noted the increase in students utilizing the center.
"We started with 60 to 65 students per day and it continues to go up," she said.
She also stressed the value of academics before athletics, but not to discourage students from the extra-curricular activities. In the past, a student involved in athletics carry a failing grade was not allowed to participate.
"We have moved that up to a D-," she said.
The responses from students and coaches have been great, she added.
She talked about how the faculty is capitalizing on the technology provided by the corporation.
Following Anderson's update, John Davis briefed the board on the technology within the corporation. Davis is responsible for 886 computers, smart boards and the intercom systems, among other things.
He said there are 886 computers throughout the district and explained how the technology is working for the corporation. Faculty members have taken 69 hours of technology training collectively this year.
Under approvals were the C.E.A. contract, support staff and administration, use of facility requests, professional leave requests, field trip requests and the personnel report.
The following were on the personnel report:
Employment -- Heath Hassler, middle school interventionist; Charrie Lowe, elementary/middle school Knoy Center after-school aide; Jessica DeVore, elementary/middle school Knoy Center after-school aide; and Jena Nichols, elementary preschool aide/elementary and middle school Knoy Center after-school aide
Extra-Curricular -- (middle school positions) Christian Frye, fifth through eighth grade coed head wrestling coach; Brian Siddons, fifth through eighth grade coed assistant wrestling coach; Donnie Helterband, fifth through eighth grade coed volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Steve Carrell, fifth through eighth grade coed volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Rob Keefer, fifth through eighth grade coed volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Steve Livingston, fifth through eighth grade coed volunteer assistant wrestling coach
High school positions -- Kim Bailey resigned as assistant coach of girls' softball and will be the head coach of varsity softball; Jayne Asher resigned as guidance office secretary; Brian Siddons, assistant wrestling coach; Donnie Helterbrand, volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Steve Carrell, volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Rob Keefer, volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Christian Frye, volunteer assistant wrestling coach; Daniel Varnes, volunteer assistant boys' basketball coach; Kyle Winkler, head varsity football coach; Brian Archer, assistant football coach; Christian Frye, assistant football coach; Steve Livingston, assistant football coach; Kurt Kyle, assistant football coach; Ken Williams, varsity girls' golf coach; Katie McLaughlin, boys and girls cross country coach; Rodney Mann, volunteer assistant cross county coach; Alisha Polite, varsity volleyball coach; and Emily Parks, junior varsity volleyball coach.