Cloverdale schools purchase property

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Corporation will officially own property, which has been leased, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Carrie Milner, superintendent, announced during the school board meeting Monday the QuitClaim Deed has been authorized.

"It was a very long process, but we now own the property," she said.

She also announced the new Honeywell Instant Alert notification system will be tested for the first time Wednesday.

The Web-based notification system will be used this year to enhance school-to-parent communication. If an event forces a delay or cancellation, early dismissal or evacuation in one or all of the schools, an administrator will initiate an alert via a Web interface, states Milner in the newsletter.

The message will be instantly relayed to all contact points provided by parents/guardians. The message can be broadcast to any communication device -- phone, cell phone, pager, e-mail and PDA.

"We believe this program will improve our communication capability significantly," Milner wrote.

In addition, Sonny Stoltz, principal of Cloverdale High School, informed school board members on the C.C.Y.L. building project.

He said it's not moving as fast as he would like.

Doors and windows are in place. The building is secure. The delay is getting it completely closed up.

School board members asked to see "milestone" dates for the project.

This building is not a school project. It has been done entirely through donations.

"We are focused on getting it done," Stoltz told board members.

Vickie Parker, of the Knoy Resource Center, was in attendance Monday as well. She told board members support of the Knoy Resource Center needed to continue.

She said money from fundraising will go to the school corporation for any program.

The Knoy Resource Center, with support from Putnam County Community Foundation and several generous corporate and individual donors, began as a community-school partnership. The center relies on financial support from the school district.

The center has served over 1,000 students and adults from six counties, since 2006.

"We appreciate your help in raising money," Milner told Parker.

For more information or to learn how to support the Knoy Resource Center, contact Parker at 317-539-6232 or Toni Tomlinson at 765-795-2495 ext. 5562.

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