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CCSC Board Of Trustees Address Light Agenda At Recent Meeting

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

The Cloverdale October students of the month include CES third grader John Poulton (left) and CHS senior Emily Stattner. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale October students of the month include CES third grader John Poulton (left) and CHS senior Emily Stattner. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale Community School Corporation (CCSC) Board of Trustees recently convened for its October meeting, addressing a rather short agenda.

After the approval of routine matters, the board moved on to communications where members were presented with the students of the month for the elementary school and the high school


Third grade student John Poulton was chosen as student of the month for Cloverdale Elementary School. John is the son of Dameon and Esta Poulton. He lists his favorite subject as science, as he loves to read. John is very involved in sports, as well as the Roachdale Baptist Church. When he gets older, John would like to be a scientist to learn more about the human body and help cure diseases.

High School

The Cloverdale High School student of the month is Emily Stattner. Emily is the daughter of Daniel and Gwinn Stattner and lists her favorite subjects as art, choir and psychology. Emily is involved in National Art Honor Society and Spanish Club. Her hobbies include singing, playing piano and ceramics. Her future plans are to attend St. Mary of the Woods for music therapy.

The middle school student of the month award was not presented as the student was unable to attend due to fall break.

Following the students of the month presentation, the board heard from building project manager Dan Sulkoske with a construction update.

According to Sulkoske, the projects were nearing completion. The installation of cabinets will be done after hours as not to disrupt students and would be done within a few week. The middle school roof project was substantially complete and the overall is in great shape with $200,000 left after the change orders.

Several items of new business were approved including a request for a kindergarten readiness pre-k class, along with instructor and assistant for that class. Non-certified stipends and a withdraw from ESCRFT, the Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust, a specialized insurance cooperative for public school districts in Indiana. With the withdrawl from ESCRFT, the board approval an agreement with Libery Mutual Insurance and HBG as the agent for corporation insurance.

“I’d just like to point out that one of the things we did here tonight in changing an insurance agreement has come at a very significant savings to the school corporation,” board member Vivian Whitaker said. “That is one of our responsibilities and I think it needs to be pointed out. We’ve had to cut some place with some personnel and things, but we’re looking where we can save. Not to break our arms patting ourselves on the back, but we did a good job here. I want to thank Mr. Linton for all the work he did in getting that accomplished.”

The school board approved several professional leave, field trip, and facility use requests. Field trip approved included several for FFA including one overnight to Trafalager and one out-of-state, overnight trip to Denver, Colorado., one for Spell Bowl and several for speech.

Several personnel items were also approved including:


•Gary Frazier, CHS part time custodian

•Julie Wagoner, CES instructional aide

•Angela Kiste, CES instructinal aide.


•Debbie Rollings, corporation treasurer


•Daniel Varnes, CHS JV girls’ basketball coach

•Travis Dorsett, CMS 8th grade girls’ basketball coach

Coaching/ Hire/ Volunteer

•Daniel Varnes, VHS JV boys’ basketball coach

•Travis Dorsett, CHS JV girls’ basketball coach

•Chad Chrissman, CHS varsity boys’ volunteer basketball coach

•Jerry Neese, CHS varsity boys’ volunteer basketball coach

•Chase Haltom, CHS varsity boys’ volunteer basketball coach

•Michael Neese, CHS varsity boys’ basketball coach

•Jacob Clark, CMS boys’ volunteer basketball coach

•Tony Monnett, Boys’ youth volunteer assistant

•Chad Kelley, Boys’ youth volunteer assistant

•Joe Mann, Boy’ youth volunteer assistant

•Charlie Lee, Boys’ youth volunteer assistant


•Francis Lanphier, CES/ CMS cafeteria

With the retirement of corporation treasurer Debbie Rollings, CCSC superintendent said, “This evening, I’d like to thank Mrs. Rollings who is the only retirement we had on our agenda this evening. She has worked in various capacties for the school corporation but primarily as our treasurer as an employee for 39 years. Words can’t begin to describe the dedication she has had to our school corporation and the huge impact that she’s had on a daily basis. We appreciate all of her efforts and dedication to the district.”

“I second that,” board president Donna Fidler noted. “That was wonderfully said. “Deb has been a wonderful assett to our corporation for many, many years. (We) wish her well. We hate to see her go, but we do wish her well.”

School board members Donna Fidler, Duane Huge, Bobbie Nees, Daniel Hofmann, Chris Mann, Rob Schroer and Vivian Whitaker will meet again on Monday, November 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Building. This meeting is open to the public.

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