Robotics demo delights Cloverdale School Board

Friday, March 13, 2020

CLOVERDALE -- With a full audience initially in attendance, robots were given the spotlight during the Cloverdale School Board’s regular meeting Monday evening.

The bulk of the session was dedicated to a presentation by the robotics team at Cloverdale Middle School. Under the guidance of teacher Susan Smith, both the regular team, as well as a “girl-powered” team, shared their experiences from recent competitions and what they hope to achieve in the future.

Smith highlighted that the girls’ team was made possible by support from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and that both teams appreciate the support from parents and the wider community.

In other business, board members approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which sets out that Cloverdale Schools and neighboring school districts would provide transportation and support between them in emergencies.

The board also highlighted first-grader Abigail Bricker, eighth-grader Shaqunda Spicer and sophomore Lexianne Dewey as Cloverdale Schools’ Students of the Month. Dewey was unable to attend the meeting, and will be recognized at next month’s meeting.

The board also approved the following personnel report:

• Employment: Patrick Rady - CMS Homebound teacher; and Loreena Powell - CHS media center.

• Coaching:

- Resignation: David Zorman - CHS head football coach.

- Hires: Tom Winders - CHS head football coach; Taulbee Jackson - CHS assistant football coach; Charlie Lee - CHS head football coach; Michael Nees - CHS assistant football coach; Billy Boyette - CHS assistant football coach; Sonny Stoltz - CHS assistant track coach; and Wade Warren - CMS boys’ track coach.

Kathy Moore was originally set to fill the last position.

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

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