2011-08-16 / Front Page

CCSC Board Reviews Proposed 2012 Budgets, Personnel Matters

Board Receives New ISTEP Update From K-8 Principal Baugh
by Amanda York Staff Writer

In the absence of vice president Linda Mann, the remaining six members of the Cloverdale School Board came together August 8 to address a rather lengthy list of agenda items.

After the call to order, recognition of a quorum and emergency additions to the agenda, the board approved the agenda for the meeting.

After a brief talk was given by CCSC graduate, parent and Indiana State Teachers Association UniServe Director Kim Fidler regarding Internet student registration and teachers’ contracts during the audience to visitor’s portion of the meeting, the board moved on to hear routine matters. With one abstention by Ms. Bobbi Nees, the board approved the minutes for the executive and regular sessions of July 11 and 25 and then moved on the approve claims, financial reports and extra-curricular annual reports.

Moving on to communications, the panel next heard from CCSC Superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner regarding 2011-2012 registration. At this time, it appears that registration will be up from last year, although final numbers obviously won’t be known until a few weeks into the school year.

Moving on, the board next heard from CES/CMS Principal Stacey Baugh with an update on ISTEP scores.

After a somewhat detailed overview, Baugh said, “Overall, I’m pleased with our success and as a corporation our preliminary AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) is exemplary status again, so we can’t complain there.”

The board next heard from Knoy Resource Center Director Toni Tomlinson regarding the NASA Ignite program. Thanks to the Indiana Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs, the Knoy Elementary and Middle School Resource Center are a part of the 2011 Summer of Innovation education program. NASA announced the partnerships in May of this year with nine organizations across the country receiving the opportunity. This program has enabled participating students to boost their summer learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Over 113 students participated daily at the middle school.

Following Mrs. Tomlinson’s update, the board heard from Dr. Milner regarding the ISBA annual fall conference and an update on the Putnam County Community Foundation.

The board next heard from CHS Vice principal Brent Sailor regarding the Putnam Rise Program. It was announced by Mr. Sailor that out of the two award phases already presented, CCSC came in first place for the greatest energy conservation rate. CCSC cut their school buildings’ energy consumption by 20 percent for the months of March and April 2011 as compared to March and April of 2010, saving just over $12,000 in two months time. Cloverdale also came in second place in the second award phase – amount saved per square footage. The third award phase is still going on and involves the energy savings pledges from parents and community members. Anyone interested in making the pledge can do so by visiting: www.putnamrise.org.

To end the evening, the board moved on to new business where those in attendance heard from Dr. Milner regarding the review of the proposed 2012 budgets, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan. Following the in-depth review, the board voted unanimously to approve those items for publication.

Several other items were approved under new business including the use of prime time instructional assistants, facility use requests, professional leave requests and field trip requests.

In personnel matters, the board voted unanimously to approve the following: Retirement

•Ellen Hart, CMS fifth grade teacher

•Jean Ann Carter, CES kindergarten teacher Maternity Leave Request

•Tiffany Ludwig, Agriculture/ FFA teacher Coaching/Extra-curricular Hire/Volunteer

•Josh Page, CHS assistant football coach

•Kayleigh Sparks, CHS volunteer assistant volleyball coach Employment

•Autumn Butler, parttime CMS rotation teacher Other

•Ann Ruble, part-time CES music teacher

•Joel Kennelly, transportation coordinator

•Mollie Shobe, CMS special education teacher from pre-kindergarten teacher

•Patty Lien, CMS special education teacher from CHS special education teacher

•Katie Mosley, CHS english remediation teacher from middle school english teacher Resignation

•Jeff Gibboney, CMS health/physical education teacher

The next meeting of the Cloverdale School Board will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 12 in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

Members of the board include Pamelia Hepfer, Linda Mann, Donna Fidler, Dave Brinkman, Bobbi Nees, Duane Huge and Brian Asbury.

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