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Cloverdale School Board Addresses Light Agenda At December 7th Meeting

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

The latest students of the month at Cloverdale include, left to right: Lily Monnett (CMS), Jordan Harrell (CHS), and Tanner Trammell (CES). (Staff Photo) The latest students of the month at Cloverdale include, left to right: Lily Monnett (CMS), Jordan Harrell (CHS), and Tanner Trammell (CES). (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale School Board met December 7 in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Center, addressing a rather light agenda to close out 2015.

After the meeting organization, the board moved on to routine matters were previous meeting minutes and claims and financial reports were approved.

The board then moved on to communications where students of the month for December were recognized.

Elementary School

Third grader Tanner Trammell was named student of the month at Cloverdale Elementary School (CES). Tanner is the son of Nathan and Angileta Trammell and lists his favorite subject as math. He also loves reading. When he grows up, Tanner would like to become a mountain explorer.

Mrs. Neese said, “I first met Tanner last school year at his Cummins graduation celebration. He helped me do some chores each week toward the end of the year, which gave us an opportunity to get to know one another and earned him a score card from me! This year, as a third grader, Tanner continues to improve. He is able to self-initiate a cooling off time-out when he feels frustrated, and is able to return to class ready to learn. He is a quick thinker and is able to contribute excellent insights in our class discussions.”

Middle School

The Cloverdale Middle School (CMS) student of the month is Lily Monnett. Lily, daughter of Russell and Kelly Monnett, is in the seventh grade and lists her favorite classes as P.E. and Algebra. In the future, Lily plans to attend college and is considering becoming a pediatrician.

“She is a joy to have in class with her quick wit,” Mrs. Pruitt said of Lily. “She is always going above and beyond. She is full of leadership potential. I am excited to see her grow as a student, choir member, and leader.”

High School

Sophomore Jordan Harrell has been named student of the month at Cloverdale High School (CHS). Jordan is the daughter of Tiffany and Brent Fishburn and lists her favorite subjects as nutrition and wellness, and P.E.

“Jordan is a pleasant young lady. Every time I see her, she has a beautiful smile on her face,” Mrs. Beth Sewell said. “Jordan is a very strong student in our sophomore class. She is very kind, courteous, responsible, caring, and helpful. I know that Jordan is going to continue to be a good student and leader for us here at Cloverdale High School.”

After the student of the month presentation, the board moved on to new business where a new position for a one-on-one, part-time instructional assistant at CES was approved from 10:00-10:30 a.m. each day. The board also voted to create a breakfast head cook position, allowing a 50 cent per hour pay increase for a current employee whose duties had increased.

Also approved were monetary donations from the Berliner family for both CES and CMS, as well as six professional leave requests, 17 field trip requests, seven facility use requests, and five transfer-in requests.

The board also approved several personnel items including:


•Holly Watkins, CES library part-time instructional assistant.

•Amanda Whelchel, CES part-time instructional assistant.

•Tyarra Clark, CES part-time special ed instructional assistant.

•Dawn Wade, Knoy Office, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Monday Thursday.

•Kathy Moore, Knoy teacher.

•Taylea Pennington, CES/CMS cafeteria part-time (three hours).

•Mandy Evans (CES/ CMS cafeteria part-time (three hours)

Cloverdale School Board members Donna Fidler, Daniel Hofmann, Duane Huge, Christopher Mann, Bobbi Nees, Rob Schroer, and Vivian Whitaker will meet again on Monday, January 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Building, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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