During their monthly meeting, October 14, 2019, the Covington Community School Corporation Board- of – Trustees heard a report out from Covington Middle School Dean- Of – Students, Ryan Sowers, on the status of the Social and Emotional Learning project launched recently within the school corporation. Mr. Sowers also provided a review of steps he has initiated at the middle school, focused on continuing to build pride and school spirit. Board members expressed their support of Mr. Sowers and the priorities – of – focus he has put into place at CMS.
The board meeting was launched with Covington Athletic
Director Trent McCormick reviewing athletic successes from the fall sports
season. With this, the board took the opportunity to recognize members and
coaches of Covington’s first girls golf team in attendance. Coach Mike Thompson
introduced the ladies present, which included Corinne Moore, Olivia McGurk,
Lidia Hanson, Cori Wallace, Chloe Martin, Taylor Woodard, Briley Peyton, and
Audrey Galloway. Volunteer coach Paul Moore was also in attendance. Aubrey
Stonecipher, another member of the team, was unable to attend the board
Tennis coach Terry Field was in attendance at the meeting
and took an opportunity to introduce Covington’s number 1 doubles team, Nolan
and Myles Potter. Coach Field noted that these two young men had an outstanding
season, while earning the conference championship in doubles play. He also
stated that the fall season was a successful one for the Covington boy’s tennis
Mr. McCormick took a moment to recognize four
(4) cross country runners who had advanced to the IHSAA regional, Blake Bova,
Elliott Crawford, Bailey Duncan, and Reese Noble, while also praising coach
Sowers and the boys’ soccer team for their success this season. The CT athletic
director added that the girls’ volleyball team had finished the regular season
as Wabash River Conference champions with an undefeated league record.
other business, the Covington school board approved the 2020 Budget, including
the three-year Capital Projects and five-year Bus Replacement Plans, as
presented. The 2020 Budget will be submitted to the state of Indiana for
The board also heard information and/or conducted business on the following items during the meeting:
Approved the hiring of
Jennifer Slider – Middle School Special Needs Instructor
Martha Carter- Part-Time Instructional Aide
Hannah Vincent- long Term Maternity leave Substitute
Marlissa Brewer – Middle School Science Fair Coordinator
Brittany Russell- Middle School Student Council
Mandy Short, Middle School National Honor Society
Kelly Taylor, Middle School Yearbook
Amy Clem, Middle School Yearbook
Bryan Anderson, Middle School Improvement Team
Brittany Russell, Middle School Improvement Team
Sarah Martin, Middle School Improvement Team
Chris Willis, CHS Senior Play Sponsor
Adam Ballard, Weight Room Supervisor
Travis Brown, Weight Room Supervisor
Trevor Dickerson, Weight Room Supervisor
Kaylee Cooper, Color/Winter Guard Coach
Dusty Poer, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
Troy Bever, Freshman Boys Basketball Coach
Dave Allen, Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
Nathan West, Volunteer Boys Basketball Statistician
Chad Tanner, 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Halen Noble, 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
John Karrfalt, 6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Aliah Larsen, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
Shawn Turner, Freshman Girls Basketball Coach
Chad Tanner, 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Toni Crain, 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Jeremy Pettit, 6th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Jason Beck, 6th Grade Girls Basketball Coach (Volunteer)
Garrett Reynolds, Assistant Wrestling Coach and Middle School Wrestling Coach
Darrell Paddock, Substitute Bus Driver
approved a maternity leave request for Ms. Lacy Pasquale.
update on the new district
office project was provided, with construction working
to the timeline.
Learned that the planning
work related to the Rolling
10 Facility Improvement Plan remains on track for project work to
launch in February 2020.
conjunction, the bond sale, which will be utilized to fund the FIP, will occur on October 24, 2019.
The board approved moving
forward with obtaining bids and proposals for their consideration for three projects
at the athletic complex:
New Public Restrooms;
Replacement of Fencing at the football and soccer fields; and
Remodeling of the existing locker
Approved the transfer of $40,000 from the Education Fund
to the Operations Fund, as allowed by Indiana
Approved the 2019 – 2020 School Improvement Plan, which will be submitted
to the state of Indiana.
Approved the recommendation of high school
principal Alison Karrfalt
and elementary school
principal Michelle Beck
to accept three (3) out – of- district
Heard that an automated phone system will be implemented following fall break.
Received an update on the planned E – Learning Day
schedule for October 15 and 16.
the Covington Classroom Teachers Association has
approved a tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the school corporation for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
A board meeting to allow public comment on the tentative
CBA will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees is Monday, November 11, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Superintendent Open Office Hours are set for November 5, 2019.