CCSC improvements on track

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The building of Cloverdale High School's bleachers was reported as being ahead of schedule Monday evening.

A spokesman from Kramer Companies reported to the board that they are ahead of schedule on a lot of things. The "home bleachers" were not slated to begin being built until June 30 and are already 75-percent completed.

However, the bleachers in the gymnasium may require an additional three weeks after deadline.

The Cloverdale School Board also set a 2009 budget review and adoption schedule.

Superintendent Carrie Milner said, "We are currently the only school in the county with a certified budget."

In conjunction with the end of school, there are surplus items that have accumulated including such things as two and three shelf bookcases and cloth chairs.

These surplus items will be auctioned off at a later date that was not discussed during the meeting. The auctioneer was also not decided by the quorum.

Also during the meeting, board member Tony Hacker took a moment to congratulate the middle school girls track team on their undefeated season.

The Cloverdale School Board meets regularly the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center.

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  • Nothing mentioned about the dismissal of the girls varsity basketball coach by a vote of 5 to 2. I for one would like to know why Mr. Cook was dismissed. If it was a personal conquest of one our school board members then that is ridiculous (you know who you are). If Mr. Cook honestly did something wrong, then the board member needs to speak up and not just in the executive meeting of the school board where he only has to manipulate 6 other board members. Give Mr. Cook a chance to defend himself, don't go after his coaching position while he's actually at a game coaching the very team he's being dismissed from. I might also mention the board has dismissed a coach that coached his team to a 15 and 6 winning season for 07-08 and two county consecutive county championships. Does this sound like someone not doing his job? I don't think so!CRAZY!

    -- Posted by LAD on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 4:11 PM
  • I too wonder why this did not make the paper.

    It is certainly news worthy. I heard the vote was a 5-2. Didn't Cloverdale girls also win sectionals? Hmmm.........

    -- Posted by captain crunch on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 10:40 PM
  • Regarding LAD's comment,it sounds like 5 of 7 board members felt a change was due. Anyone cares for the truth,one of the two that voted FOR Coach Cook, has cried the blues for a loooooooong time that Coach needed to go.Just like he did w/the football coach 2 or 3 years ago. Dont bash the coaches in conversation over at the ball diamonds ,then help start the dismissal,then try to wash your hands of it at vote time. Coach Cook didnt do anything wrong,LAD,just not enough right. He is a great guy and a fantastic teacher. This must have been about basketball and the absense of a true program. Stuff happens.I wish Coach well, and wish the new coach well too. Hopefully someone different selects the new one,the track record for hiring aggresive,organized ,winning coaches hasnt been very good. a committee would serve better.

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 6:49 AM
  • Does anyone remember Coach's attempts to start a program and the opposition he faced? I seem to remember the coach has tried but certain folks didn't want to see him succeed and tossed in any obstacles they could. Any successful coach needs the support of the entire school from the parents to the school board and unfortunately one person was able to pursuade the rest of the board. Goodluck finding a coach who cares about the girls (not just a record)the way Cook, Brown, and Cummings have over the past 10 years. Should be interesting!

    -- Posted by LAD on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 10:27 AM
  • Glad to see Cloverdale knows there is more than basketball in sports. Hope the bleachers, track and field are well utilized over the next few years! Go Clovers

    -- Posted by Sportfan on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 11:42 AM
  • As for the other conversation, I am glad to see another coach go that only paid attention to the athletes who's parents wine and dine them. Wonder if the girls will have to earn a spot with the new coach. Not a big fan of the other coaches. What some people see as caring, others view as inapropriate behavior between coach and athlete. And by that I mean, I dont send my kids to school to make friends with staff. They need friends their own age. I didnt know my teacher/coaches first names, let alone call them by their first names.

    -- Posted by Sportfan on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 11:49 AM
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