Contracts extended

Five more years for Crestview superintendent, treasurer

NEW WATERFORD — With a building project in their future, the Crestview Board of Education kept Superintendent Matthew Manley and Treasurer Charlene Mercure in place by extending both of their contracts for another five years.

Both Manley and Mercure were renewed through June 30, 2025 at the same rate of pay and other terms in the current contract. Board President Dr. Edward Miller expressed their appreciation to both of them for their hard work and for the work that is to come as the school district prepares to proceed with the building project through the Ohio Schools Facility Commission. Additionally, Miller reminded Manley the contract is for 240 days a year, adding he can cut back from the 365 he currently seems to work.

The board took another step toward the project at a special meeting held on June 25, where they hired a joint conglomeration of BSHM Architects of Youngstown and Holabird and Root of Chicago. These firms will be working on the early plans for the school building project, keeping the project moving forward while Crestview waits for the OSFC money to be available.

Manley said the joint proposal by these firms was one of three proposals the school district received. The Youngstown firm will be available here, while he believes the Chicago firm plans to take the lead on the project.

In other matters:

— Dale McGoogan was sworn in as the newest student liaison for the Crestview Board of Education.

— The board approved Courtni Johnson as a new high school English teacher. Then they got a chance to meet her along with Barry Kimpel, who was hired last month. The board accepted the resignation of English teacher Sarah Valingo and first grade teacher Danielle Orville. Additionally, the board accepted the resignations of Margie Gaskill, a cafeteria cook.

–The next meeting of the board of education will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 14 in the middle school cafeteria, where most of the meetings will now be held due to how often the Performing Arts Center is being used by the students.