Upgrades to improve athletics at Cloverdale

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Elementary will soon have a new gym floor that gives the option of having two volleyball courts to be set up perpendicular to the basketball court.

The Cloverdale School Board voted Monday evening at their meeting to allow this project to take place.

It will be an additional $4,000 but as board members said, is probably for the best.

"It is something that isn't necessary but would be good with all the intramural teams we have in there," Superintendent Carrie Milner told the board.

The unanimous vote came on a suggestion by Tony Hacker after verifying the complete cost of the project thus far.

Cloverdale School Board also voted to accept the 2009 budget, CPF Plan and school replacement plan.

High School Principal Sonny Stoltz reported to the board that next year, they are going to add a health occupation branch for students as part of their "Project Lead The Way" program. He also said that this year, the students involved in I.C.E. have slimmed down due to their encouragement of students to stay on campus.

"We don't encourage kids to go work at fast food places as part of this program. It is really designed for students who will not go onto college and need a boost in the job market," Stoltz said. "Instead of fighting for jobs around Cloverdale, we're making them ride the bus up to Area 30 in Greencastle every morning which has made some lose interest."

The board also approved the advertisement of moving $350,000 to the rainy day fund.

In other business, the personnel report had many names on it this month. Resignations include Jasmine Bucy, Amanda Mitchell, Jacki Secrest, Linda Pierce, Mike Nally and LeAnn Whitt. Employment added Kelly Monnett, Kim Brinkman, Tracy Young, Jennifer Boesch, Christian Frye, Michael Nees, Marilee Muse and Regina Chestnut, Ginny Lotz Tammy Gottschalk. Lastly, coaches are Tim Savini, Jeremy Simpson, Patrick Rady and Katina Wetter.

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

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  • My kids will enjoy the volleyball courts. And good for you Sonny! Schools need to help youth get focused on a health life style.

    -- Posted by chicagogirl on Tue, Sep 9, 2008, at 8:29 AM
  • Not just schools! At home as well!

    -- Posted by chicagogirl on Tue, Sep 9, 2008, at 8:30 AM
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