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Cloverdale approves summer programs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CLOVERDALE -- At the most recent town meeting, the Cloverdale School Board approved a variety of summer programs.

Cloverdale Superintendent Carrie Milner talked about some of the summer details.

"We're planning to have two different sessions for our Knoy summer camp. Last year we ran into some conflicts with some church schools and students who really wanted to do both but couldn't. This year we've tried to coordinate that a little bit better," Milner said.

Milner said the Knoy camp would be the first 10 days in June and then the 10 days right before the beginning of school as part of the Jump Start program, she said. Milner said the camp is for first to eighth graders.

Milner said there would also be online courses, depending on demand.

Milner said driver's education this summer would cost $310 for Cloverdale students and $335 for out-of-district students, if there is room. The program starts May 31, and payment is requested as soon as possible.

High school principal Sonny Stoltz said there would likely be less students in driver's ed this year.

"The new requirements state that kids have to be 15 years, six months old, so some may go to other agencies," Stoltz said. "Some of them will probably go to Top Driver or one of those programs, because they're not old enough."

Tim Savini, an eighth grade social studies teacher, gave a presentation about a recent field trip to Washington, D.C over spring break. He had some help from Taylor Goss, a fifth grader who went on the trip.

"One of my favorite stops was the White House. One of the reasons I liked it so much is because it is where most of our U.S. presidents have lived, and it is so big. Thank you for letting us go to Washington, D.C., it was so much fun," she said.

Savini said that the group was very well behaved.

"The hotel that we stayed at said that we were the best group as far as behavior and being respectful to the staff and our tour guide said that we were in the top five or 10 of groups, in terms of being well behaved," Savini said.

The board approved a new drug testing policy that allows for mouth swabs to be used, instead of just urine testing.

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