2014-02-18 / Front Page

CCSC Board Hears Project Updates, Discusses Recent Training Scenario

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

The Cloverdale Community School Corporation (CCSC) Board met February 10, with six of the seven board members in attendance.

Following the approval of routine matters, the board moved on to communications where they heard from Dan Sulkoske regarding the phase II drainage project update. According to Sulkoske, the project is right on schedule in regards to design. The schedule for bidding the project is to start March 3rd. A recommendation will be made to the board at its April 14th meeting and construction is expected to begin in May or June of this year.

Operations manager Jeff Underwood was next to address the board, providing a physical plant and grounds update. According to Underwood, his department is currently in the process of obtaining bids in several areas for budgeting purposes including upgrades to the security camera system and storage and the intercom system at the elementary and middle school. Underwood also noted that although he didn’t have solid dollar savings numbers, with the new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system installed at the high school, even given the extremely cold and snowy winter, the school corporation is still on track as far as fuel usage.

Cloverdale High School Principal Sonny Stoltz also addressed the board, providing an update on a recent school safety program held at CHS. Bringing in over 50 law enforcement officials and staff from five schools, those involved held a scenario training day for a ‘live shooter’ situation in the hopes of learning and being proactive.

Corporation superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner gave a 2013-2014 calender review, explaining that the corporation has had 13 delays and seven snow days with two of those waived by the state. CCSC has asked the state to waive the remaining three from the first week of January, but Dr. Milner does not expect that waiver to be granted. CCSC had four snow days built into the calendar so at this point, if no more cancellations are needed, one day would need to be made up at the end of the school year.

Under new business, the board approved the disposal of technology surplus items as well as approving professional leave, field trip and facility use requests. In personnel matters, the board learned of the recent resignation of Heather Speedy from her position as an instructional assistant at Cloverdale Elementary.

The CCSC Board will meet again on Monday, March 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Center.

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