Cloverdale School Board addresses varied agenda

Thursday, April 11, 2019

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board addressed an agenda of routine and miscellaneous items at its regular meeting Monday evening.

One of these items was the approval by the board for the adoption of textbooks for English/language arts instruction. Superintendent Greg Linton said he appreciated having textbook adoptions be consistent, adding that it was an important part in providing for the needs of students.

The board also approved a request to accept a “Workable Project” grant from Mary Allison Children’s Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust fund is to support underprivileged children.

The board further approved a request to accept a grant from Techpoint Foundation for Youth for Cloverdale Middle School. The foundation is committed to connecting students in underserved communities with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

In addition to approving routine requests and donations, the board also approved posting a position for a new instructional assistant at Cloverdale Middle School.

Board members also approved the following personnel report:

• Resignations: Melissa Hoffman, elementary school instructional assistant; and Julie Wagoner, elementary school instructional assistant.

• Employment: Sam Brown, Homebound teacher; Jessica Ferran, elementary school instructional assistant; Katie Kiste, elementary school special education instructional assistant; and Alice Calton, one-on-one middle school special education instructional assistant.

• Coaching hire: Gerry Hoffa, high school JV baseball coach.

• Volunteer: Kade Schroer, volunteer high school assistant baseball coach; Drew Boyette, volunteer middle school assistant football coach; and Greg Thomas, volunteer high school assistant boys’ golf coach.

Before the meeting was adjourned, Linton related that he and Cloverdale High School Principal Sonny Stoltz were invited to a breakfast recognizing advisers for Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) programs. He added that he was thankful for support for Cloverdale’s program from Endeavor Communications and First National Bank. Cloverdale’s JAG advisor is Karl Turk.

Linton also expressed thanks to community members and organizations who have continued to donate to Cloverdale High School.

The board also recognized Cloverdale Schools’ Students of the Month. First-grader Jacob Mann represented Cloverdale Elementary School; fifth-grader Dylan Watts was recognized by Cloverdale Middle School; and junior Natasha Carter came from Cloverdale High School.

The next regular meeting of the Cloverdale School Board is scheduled Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center near Cloverdale High School.

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  • I would like to know why this article did not mention the fact that the elementary and middle school nurses are not going to be hired for next year. I really don't think the public and the school board realize how many students these nurses see per day, plus all of the paper work that is involved. They not only see students (sometimes as many as 40 to 60 in middle school per day, and the same for Elementary ) but they set up hearing screens, puberty talks, vision screening and many more issues that you would not expect.

    -- Posted by mgn on Tue, Apr 16, 2019, at 1:30 PM
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