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CCSC Board Recognizes Two Faculty Members; Superintendent Makes Surprise Announcement

School Lunch Price To Increase By Ten Cents Due To 2010 Mandate
Staff Report


CHS Principal Sonny Stoltz, left, and CCSC Superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner, right, had the pleasure of honoring retiring educator Dave Kiley and District 8 Principal of the Year Stacey Baugh during last week’s Cloverdale School Board meeting. (Staff Photo) CHS Principal Sonny Stoltz, left, and CCSC Superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner, right, had the pleasure of honoring retiring educator Dave Kiley and District 8 Principal of the Year Stacey Baugh during last week’s Cloverdale School Board meeting. (Staff Photo) In an unexpected move, veteran Cloverdale Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner announced near the close of Monday night’s school board meeting her intention to step away from the corporation later this year.

“The reason for the early announcement is so that the Board of School Trustees can advertise the open position and plan to take applications in a timely manner,” Milner said.

She told the Spencer Evening World on Tuesday morning that she plans to remain in her current position until the end of September, allowing her adequate time to finalize the budget and to see school underway this fall.

Milner has served in the district office as either an assistant superintendent, interim superintendent, or superintendent since July 1998. She came to the district in 1992 and spent seven years in the classroom before moving to the central office in ‘98 just as the new middle school was built.

In other news, lunch prices will increase next school year to keep up with federal mandates for healthy eating choices.

The price increases are a direct result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 13, 2010. The bill funds child nutrition programs and free lunch programs in schools through 2015. In addition, the bill set new nutrition standards for schools, and allocated $4.5 billion for their implementation. The new nutrition standards have been a point initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama in her fight against childhood obesity as part of her Let’s Move! initiative.

In Fiscal Year 2011, federal spending totaled $10.1 billion for the National School Lunch Program.

Next school year, 2014- 2015, student lunch prices will be $2.55, and increase of ten cents.

The board unanimously approved the price hike by a 6-0 vote following a recommendation made by Dr. Milner, who noted that although the board had chosen the previous school year to not increase prices, the price increase was inevitable due to the federal mandate.

Five teachers – Nicki Manion, Maggee Boyce, Angie Ranard, Megan Stepp and Tim Savini – were later approved to serve as summer school teachers to the 60+ students currently enrolled in the program, which includes students from nearby Eminence High School.

In employment matters, the board learned of the resignation of Cloverdale High School guidance secretary Lisa Nully and Cloverdale Middle School boys’ track coach Kathy Moore, and approved the reassignment of Penny McPeak as CHS guidance secretary and Stacy Artis to the position of AEP/ Technology.

The board later ap- proved student and athletic handbooks for the elementary, middle and high schools.

As the night’s meeting drew to a close, the board took the opportunity to recognize Cloverdale Middle School Principal Stacey Baugh, who in the early weeks of April was named “Middle School Principal of the Year” for District 8 by the Indiana Association of School Principals. District 8 encompasses Parke, Hendricks, Putnam, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan and Greene counties. Ms. Baugh was nominated for the award by the CMS faculty.

Also honored for his many years of service was retiring educator and coach, Dave Kiley, who received a commemorative plaque which reads: The Board of School Trustees recognizes Dave Kiley for the outstanding achievement of 40 years in teaching. Congratulations!

Several of the board members thanked Mr. Kiley for his many years of dedication to the students and student-athletes who have graced the halls of Cloverdale High School, some of which are today members of the school board.

Board member Bobbi Neese summed it up best when she said, “They always say that children know whether they are tolerated or whether they’re loved, and your students, from the respect and admiration you’ve been shown, obviously knew they were loved.”

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, July 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located at 310 East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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