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Personnel, Coaching Recommendations Top Recent Meeting Of Cloverdale School Board

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

The Cloverdale Community School Board convened November 11 for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting with five of the seven board members present.

The board first heard from Dan Sulkoske, who spoke about the time line of phase I and IIA of the drainage project. According to Sulkoske, the project will require roughly two and a half months of design work and will be ready to look at numbers (cost) around mid-April. The dates of the construction phase of the project will be decided upon at a later date.

Dr. Kirk Freeman, speaking on behalf of the Western Indiana Knoy Resource Centers also addressed the board, giving an update on the 21st Century Learning Community. The program is currently in year four of a four-year grant and will be re-applying soon. Over the first three years, the program boasts 611 diplomas earned by non-traditional students who may not have earned that diploma otherwise.

The board also heard updates on the elementary school, middle school and high school from principals Stacey Baugh and Sonny Stoltz.

CCSC Superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner informed the board of the new A-F accountability information as well as a new wellness clinic to benefit corporation employees.

“This is probably one of the most exciting things that I’ve been involved with in the past couple of years, outside of the Knoy (Resource Center),” Dr. Milner said. “All of our people that have employee health insurance will now have a wellness clinic. Our Putnam County clinic will be housed at the corner of U.S. 231 and Veteran’s Highway in the blue building on the northwest corner. It will open the 26th (of November).”

According to Milner, there is a clinic opening in Brazil and one in Montezuma that is already open. CCSC employees can request an appointment at any of the clinics, receive very low cost prescriptions and would receive no cost physician visits as well as other benefits. This is being done at no cost to the corporation, through the health insurance trust.

In new business, the board voted to ratify a resolution to join 39 other schools who oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) at the federal level.

Several professional leave, field trip and facility use requests were also approved before the board moved on to personnel. The following personnel items were approved:

Maternity Leave

•Kimberly Bailey, sixth grade middle school teacher.


•Tia Brummett, high school custodian.

•Kim Bailey, CHS junior varsity softball coach.


•Claire Graham, head CHS girls’ track coach.

•Neil Jordan, CHS junior varsity softball coach.

•Emily Phillips, CHS volunteer softball coach.

•Tori Maldonado, CHS volunteer girls’ basketball coach.

•Ethan Atwood, CHS volunteer baseball coach.

•Tim Wilkes, CMS assistant wrestling coach.

•Donnie Helterbrand II, CMS volunteer assistant wrestling coach.

•Travis Dorsett, CMS seventh grade girls’ basketball coach.

•Heather Lee, CMS eighth grade girls’ basketball coach.

•Brandon Moon, CMS eighth grade boys’ basketball coach.

•Jacob Clark, CMS seventh/ eighth grade volunteer boys’ basketball coach.

•Joe Mann, CES third/ fourth grade volunteer boys’ basketball coach.

•Larry Hall, CES third/ fourth grade volunteer boys’ basketball coach.

•Kim Fulkerson, CES fourth/fifth grade volunteer girls’ basketball coach.

•Connie Wallace, CES fourth/fifth grade volunteer girls’ basketball coach.

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, December 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

Members of the school board include Duane Huge, Brian Asbury, Pamelia Hepfer, Barbara Nees, Donna Fidler, Chris Mann and Rob Schroer.

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