During its monthly meeting Thursday evening, the board voted unanimously (6-0) in favor of hiring Gorman, with CCS board Vice President Tina Heffner making the motion and board member Amy Burke Adams giving the second.
"I feel very happy to have the position and feel it will challenge me. It suites me because I have a lot of experience with governmental accounting," Gorman said. "I was an auditor with the state board of accounts for several years. I am also a Clay County resident and happy to be serving the community."
Since Fowler announced his resignation, Gorman has served as the interim director of business affairs.
Meanwhile, the board discussed and approved a motion to repair the leaking roof in the former American Legion building, which will soon be the new CCS central office, 1013 S. Forest Ave., Brazil.
"The roof needs to be repaired before we accept construction bids and approve other renovations to ensure that it doesn't compromise other projects," CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker said.
The proposal included installing an additional 2 and 3/8 inches of isotherm sheet insulation.
The renovation comes with a 15-year no-leak warranty. The corporation is hiring Pell Roofing and Siding Company for the job.
The funds for the renovation will be taken from the Capital Projects Fund as an emergency expenditure.
In other school board news:
*Board members approved the substitute handbook after a second reading. Heffner made the motion, with Secretary Ron Scherb giving the second,
* The board approved the Indoor Air Quality Proposed policies with a unanimous vote (6-0). Heffner made the motion, and board member Tammy Beasley gave the second,
* The board approved a list of secondary course changes,
*CCS Curriculum Coordinator Kathy Knust discussed implementing Play 60 educational curriculum, which includes nutrition and physical education components. Knust said some teachers have already began teaching aspects of the program,
*Board members approved a new pilot policy for a tardy intervention at Northview High School. The discipline actions will only change slightly, with detention being served during lunch instead of after school. The new policy will also reward students, who practice punctuality,
* Clay City Jr./Sr. High School will be getting a scoreboard with the help of Great Dane and First Financial bank. The school's current scoreboard is 20 years old, and
* Board members approved a motion to include students in CCS in the Indiana Resource Prevention Alcohol, Tobacco or Other Drugs Survey. Data from the survey results could help the school receive money and/or other education grants.
Board member Jennifer Kaelber was not present at the meeting.
The school board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month, and meetings are open to the public.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the North Clay Middle School Media Center, 3450 W. State Rd. 340, Brazil.