2015-04-21 / Front Page

Cloverdale Board Votes To Approve 2015-2016 School Lunch Increase

by Amanda York
Staff Writer


Eli Kelley was named the April student of the month for April 2015. (Courtesy Photo) Eli Kelley was named the April student of the month for April 2015. (Courtesy Photo) The Cloverdale Community School Corporation Board of Directors convened last week for their April 2015 meeting.

After the approval of the agenda and routine matters, the board moved on to communications, hearing from building administrators who announced the students of the month.

High School

Freshman Trinity Rairdon was named student of the month at Cloverdale High School for the month of March. The daughter of Kelly Sweeney West and Chris Rairdon, Trinity’s favorite subjects at CHS are band, world history, Spanish and English. Her future plans are to attend a four year college, as well as culinary school.

“Trinity is a great selection for student of the month,” Mrs. Mann said. “She is a most confident young lady. She is kind and thoughtful. She is the kind of student that makes you thankful you are a teacher. She is well prepared, she helps others, and makes a huge impact on class. She brings refreshing ideas to class. Always smiling and makes you fell good when you talk with her. She is going to be successful in her chosen field of study, no matter what that may be. I will treasure getting to know her and introducing her to geometry and the world of sewing and quilting. Congratulations Trinity.”


Branston Scott, left, was named student of the month for CHS for April, Trinity Rairdon, center, was announced as CHS studnet of the month for March and Kendall Faletic, right, was honored as CMS student of the month for April. (Staff Photos) Branston Scott, left, was named student of the month for CHS for April, Trinity Rairdon, center, was announced as CHS studnet of the month for March and Kendall Faletic, right, was honored as CMS student of the month for April. (Staff Photos) The high school student of the month for April is Branston Scott. Branston is a senior and the son of Traci Scott. He lists his favorite subject as English and his future plans are to attend Anderson University where he will continue his basketball career.

“Branston is the best! I can always count on him to bring a positive attitude in class,” Ms. Grimes said. “He is helpful, conscientious, easygoing, and hardworking. In other words, he’s every teacher’s dream. I’m sure that great things are in store for him next year at Anderson University, and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Middle School

The CMS student of the month is Kendall Faletic. Kendall is a fifth grader and the daughter of Trinity and Brian Faletic. She lists her favorite subject as social studies and in the future she would like to attend Purdue University to study veterinary science.

“Kendall Faletic is a very responsible young lady,” Mrs. Susan Smith said. “She is always prepared for class and is always very respectful of the staff and her classmates. She is very studious and will graciously help anyone who needs help, if asked. She is a good role model for her peers because we can always count on her to do her best.”

Elementary School

CES third grade student Eli Kelley was named student of the month for the elementary. He is the son of Chad and Heather Kelley and lists his favorite subject as math.

Mrs. Rich, Eli’s third grade teacher, nominated Eli to be student of the month, saying, “Eli is such a model student. He is kind and considerate to others always willing to help another classmate or Mrs. Rich. Eli is motivated to always do his personal best! He has straight A’s and loves to be challenged.

Currently he has earned a place in the high math group and to work independently in reading so that he can accomplish tasks at a higher level. I can always trust Eli to be doing what he should be; to tell the truth; to learn from a mistake; participate in class; and model for his classmates the expectations of SCORE. I’m so proud of Eli! he is one amazing young boy!”

Following the student of the month ceremony, Rotary speech winner Raeanna McFadden took the floor, presenting her speech to the board and earning high praise from board members in the process.

In new business, the board reviewed the CES, CMS and CHS handbooks and athletic handbooks for next school year. A declaration of official intent to reimburse expenditures resolution was also approved.

Several summer school items were approved, including session dates, one elementary certified teaching position and one classified position for IREAD3, two high school certified teaching positions, Snails to Trails and driver’s education.

Per federal regulations handed down, the Cloverdale School Board voted to increase the price of school lunch for 2015-2016 to $2.65 for students and $3.10 for adults.

Several professional leave, field trip and facility use requests were approved as well as one transfer-in request.

In the last item on the agenda, the board approved the only personnel item, the resignation of Cloverdale High School math teacher Ms. Malinda Mann.

The next meeting of the Cloverdale School Board is scheduled for May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Center.

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