Hoover project moves forward

Plans to continue renovations at Hoover Elementary School are moving forward.

The Crawfordsville Community School Corp. Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution for the project, which is scheduled to resume next summer.

Crews will finish upgrades to both the roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Classrooms will receive new projectors, white boards and lighting, and be re-painted and re-carpeted.

A $1.3 million state grant is funding the project. No one spoke in favor of or against the plans during a public hearing.

Board members also approved a teacher appreciation grant policy, matching requirements in state law. Teachers rated “highly effective” can now receive 25 percent more incentive pay than colleagues who are rated “effective.”

In other business:

• The following positions were re-appointed: Dr. Scott Douglas, corporation doctor; Dr. Janet Rucker, corporation dentist; and Stu Weliever, corporation attorney.

• Members accepted the following resignations: Mary Fossnock, middle school math teacher; Heather Allen, Hoover music teacher; Trevor Fanning, middle/high school choir teacher; Adana Hedge, educational consultant; Janna Surber, educational consultant; Lesley Shrader, educational consultant; Misty McCarty, middle school aide; Evan Morgan, middle school math teacher; and Jill Coffing, West Central Indiana Special Services Cooperative director.

• The following hirings were approved: Ashley Sanders, middle school math teacher, and Leslie Oaks, K-1 teacher.

• Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rex Ryker reported 17 percent of students have registered online so far for the upcoming year. Bills will now be sent out in September, after the window for switching classes has closed.