Clover school board OKs raising meal price

June 21, 2013 

The Clover School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved raising the school lunch/breakfast price at its regular meeting on Monday.

District finance officer Ken Love recommended the Aramark Food Services contract be extended for the 2013-14 school year, and included a 25- cent increase in full-paid price of breakfast and lunch. The price for breakfast will be $1.50 for students and $2.50 for adults. The price for lunch will be $2.50 for students and $4 for adults.

This will not affect the reduced and free meal programs, Love said.

Superintendent Marc Sosne said rates have been raised 5 to 10 cents the past two years.

$1.2M property purchase approved

The Clover School District Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved purchasing six acres for $1.2 million, including the land, inventory and several pieces of equipment.

“It won’t cost anywhere near what it would to build,” said Ken Love, district finance officer. And there’s “ample room to expand.”

The property, he said, is located in the center of the district and will be used for maintenance equipment. Extra inventory, Love said, could be auctioned off.

Clover working on emergency preparedness

Clover School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheila Huckabee updated the Clover School District Board of Trustees on the districtwide emergency preparedness plan.

Huckabee said the district worked with Mike Clumpner, Threat Suppression Inc. consultant who was head of security for the Charlotte Democratic National Convention, creating the district’s emergency action plan and reviewing scenarios.

Following the Incident Command Model, developed after 9-11, “we have developed this for our school district and every position has a back up

,” she said.

She said the police and fire departments and school system will need to work in a coordinated way.

New to the schools, each school will have at least two emergency kits – identifying teachers and staff, floor plans, utility check lists, who is trained in First Aid and more.

The schools also will conduct a bomb threat and/or tornado drills at least once per school year.

The handbooks will be updated for parents, however, not all of the plan will be made public.

“It’s not something you put on the website,” she said. “For security reasons we can’t reveal the whole plan to everyone.”

Horne earns doctorate

Dr. Justin E. Horne, son of Ernie and Mary Horne of Lake Wylie, graduated May 10 from The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He received his Doctorate in physical therapy.

He was awarded The Compassionate Award in recognition of his exceptional dedication and devotion to patients, families and the physical therapy profession.

During his studies, he traveled to Trinidad with the medical team.

He also earned a Bachelors of Science in biology from Erskine College.

Ramey awarded scholarship

Lindsey Ramey of Lake Wylie has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2013-14 academic year.

Ramey, a natural resources management in wildlife major, received the James L. Shepherd scholarship. She is a graduate of Clover High School.

Fall semester classes begin at ABAC on Aug. 14.

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