Cloverdale School Board recognizes members Schroer, Mann and Nees

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board recognized Rob Schroer, Chris Mann and Bobbi Nees for their years of service during the recent December meeting.

President Duane Huge presented each with a plaque, but Nees, who has served 15 and half years, also received as many red roses.

“This is my favorite thing I’ve gotten to do in the six years I’ve been on the board,” President Huge said. “It’s truly been, once again, to serve on the board for no longer than what I’ve been on the board, nowhere near your almost 16 years on the board. To show our appreciation for everything you’ve done, and for your four terms on the board, we have a bouquet of roses, and we have one rose to represent each year of service on the Cloverdale School Board.”

Nees responded, “I’ve really enjoyed my years. I feel that we’ve made a big strides in the corporation in that length of time. We went from a paper school to a technology school. And I think our students have benefited greatly from all the advancements that have been made, and I certainly appreciate all the board members. I very much appreciate Supt. Linton.”

Mann, who is a former student of President Huge, commented, “I want to thank you Mr. Huge for your leadership on the board. I was honored to be able to serve the community for four years, and I feel like we’ve got a lot of good things going on here at Cloverdale. And I wish nothing but the best for the school and the kids of the Cloverdale community.”

Nees will be replaced in January by JaceAnn Trout. As for Mann and Schroer’s seats, the board is set to interview six applicants during a public meeting on Dec. 20, and will vote for two candidates on Dec. 27.

In other developments:

-- Claims: The board approved claims at a total of $566,737.95, a decrease of $261,934 from last month and of $221,911.37 from the April-November average.

-- Students of the Month: The December Students of the Month were Grace Long (fourth grade), Tabiah Foster (seventh grade) and Arianna McCracken (freshman).

-- TALKS program: The board approved the implementation of the TALKS (Transferring a Little Knowledge Systematically) program at Cloverdale High School in January.

Daniel Hofmann presented on the program during the November meeting, explaining that it pairs students with a mentor who will teach them general life and education skills.

“It’s a great program,” Chris Mann said. “I appreciate Mr. Hofmann’s leadership.”

-- Personnel: The board approved the following personnel report:

-- Resignation: Callie Edie (ag teacher, FFA adviser, CHS)

-- Hire: Katie Fulkerson (seventh grade girls’ basketball coach)

-- Lilly Scholarship: “I’d like to congratulate Andrew Johnson and his family for being named the Owen (County) Lilly Scholar,” Secretary Vivian Whitaker said. “It’s an awesome accomplishment, and we wish him well. And we thank the staff and administration at the high school of all the years preceeding to raise this fine young man.”

-- Christmas play: “I’d like to congratulate the middle school for an outstanding Christmas play,” Chris Mann said. “It was real good. We would like to thank Mrs. Grady and Mrs. Fidler for directing the play.”

The next Cloverdale School Board meeting will be January 9 at 7 p.m. in the Cloverdale Schools Administration Building.

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