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Cloverdale School Board Receives Latest Project, Technology Updates

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

Six of the seven members of the Cloverdale School Board, along with superintendent Greg Linton met Monday, June 13 in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Building.

After the approval of routine matters, including meeting minutes, claims and financial reports and board policy review, the discussion moved to communications.

With Dan Sulkoske, building project coordinator, unable to attend the meeting, Linton provided the monthly project update.

“Concerning the curb area (alongside) the road between the football parking lot and the transportation building, Dan has been working with Curry & Associates to have some work done to bring a recommendation back to the board,” Linton said. “It has come to his attention, since our last discussion, that the water problem appears to be more from the transportation parking lot than the baseball field.”

Sulkoske and Curry & Associates will continue to work to resolve the issue and return to the board with updates.

Next, Cloverdale High School (CHS) Principal Sonny Stoltz approached the board with a report on a Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program opportunity.

According to Stoltz, the corporation has been approached by a group that would hire an individual and cover all salary and benefit costs. The individual would teach a couple of periods a day and would be housed at Cloverdale High School. The individual would serve as a job coach as well, following students in an effort to help with graduation rates and get juniors and seniors ready for the workforce.

A technology update was next on the agenda. Chromebooks (laptops that run Chrome OS as an operating system) have been delivered and staff are in the process of getting them ready for the upcoming school year. Each core teacher, first through eighth grades, received one on the last day of school to familiarize themselves with the device over the summer. iPads were also sent home with teachers whose classrooms will be utilizing them.

Technicians are refurbishing the Netbooks to be used as well. The technology integration committee met and funds were found through a grant to be used for technology. They plan to utilize the funds to purchase three more carts of Chromebooks, or 110 pieces.

With no old business on the agenda, the board moved to address new busi- ness. The board approved the JAG program, the job description for a curriculum director/technology integrator, and a job description for an administrative assistant at Cloverdale Middle School (CMS).

The board approved the renewal of coordinator employment agreements for the transportation, food service, and maintenance coordinator positions.

CHS track resurfacing was unanimously approved as well as the high school textbook rental and fees.

Several other requests were also approved including professional leave, field trip, facility use, transfer-in requests, and the following personnel items. Resignation

•Dianna Whitlock, CES interventionist.

•Ann Pruitt, CES music teacher/CMS choir director.

•Donovan Jones, CHS math teacher.

•Marlena Stevens, CES instructional assistant.

•Bonnie Helterbrand, CHS Student Council sponsor. Coaching/Hire/Volunteer

•Kathy Moore, CHS head volleyball coach.

•Tony Meyer, CHS varsity head football coach.

•Michael Nees, CHS assistant varsity football coach.

•Andy Tyler, CHS head cross country coach.

•Matthew Langdon, CHS head girls’ golf coach.

•Izzy Wardlow, CHS head cheer coach.

•Billy Boyette, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Shawn Helterbrand, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Jagger Hamilton, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Mike Parks, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Taulbee Jackson, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Tom Winder, CHS volunteer varsity assistant football coach.

•Tony Evans, CMS seventh grade football coach.

•Marshall Adams, CMS eighth grade football coach.

•Sam Brown, CMS fifth through eighth grade head cross country coach.

•Katie Mosely, interim CMS eighth grade volleyball coach.

•Bambi Wiley, CMS head cheer coach.

•Chad Koosman, CMS fifth through eighth grade volunteer cross country coach

•Anthony Burke, CMS volunteer assistant cheer coach.

Cloverdale School Board members Donna Fidler, Daniel Hofmann, Duane Huge, Christopher Mann, Bobbi Nees, Rob Schroer, and Vivian Whitaker will meet again on Monday, July 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur C. Johnson Administration Building, located at 310 East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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