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Cloverdale building project on track

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale building project is well under way and on track to be done by its December deadline.

Project manager Dan Sulkoske gave the board a brief update, which stated that work has officially begun on the roofing projects. However, rain delayed the projects for a short period of time.

The corporation will begin advertising for bids to begin the HVAC project, which will include new chillers, boilers and a water heater.

"We're moving into the second set of major upgrades," explained Superintendent Carrie Milner. "I think that's great. I'm really pleased."

Cloverdale High School Athletic Director J.J. Wade presented the board with an updated on the athletic department as a whole.

Wade was enthusiastic about the athletic program stating that the number of students participating in sports has risen this year.

"We started higher, which is promising," explained Wade. "The teams are enjoying themselves. I think those numbers will continue to grow."

Wade highlighted several key students, including Cloverdale senior Sydney Shrum, a golfer, who recently placed 22nd at state. Along with the volleyball team, which is currently ranked ninth in state in the Class 2A division.

Among the new business discussed during the monthly meeting was the adoption of the proposed 2013 budgets, capital projects, school bus replacement plan and resolutions, which was unanimously passed.

The board also discussed the issue of non-certified stipends. It was agreed and approved that $300 will be given to full-time staff members and $150 for part-time staff members.

This number is down from last year's amount of $500 for full-time staff members.

A number of non-certified positions were also approved for adjustment, including combing the elementary and middle school treasurer as well as a pay raise for the corporation executive treasurer.

In light of recent events, the board approved Milner to be able to make decisions regarding the approval of field trips as well as facility use requests in case of an emergency.

The following personnel items were approved: The resignation of CMS instructional assistant Tricia Heavener; the hiring of varsity girls' softball coach Brian Knapp, junior varsity softball coach Kim Bailey and middle school assistant wrestling coach Tim Wilkes.

Volunteer positions that gained approval were seventh- and eighth-grade assistant cheerleading coach, Brittany Basore; high school cheerleading coach, Madison Smith; high school and middle school assistant wrestling coach, Donnie Helterbrand; high school assistant wrestling coaches Rob Stout, Tyler Payne and Rob Keefer.

The termination of middle school custodian Debbie Ranard was also approved.

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