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Crestview board renews bond for building project

NEW WATERFORD — A year after issuing a $1 million bond to get the school project started, Crestview issued an $800,000 bond series 2020 for this year.

Treasurer Charlene Mercure said the new bond is a renewal of the bond from last year, which is set to mature on Oct. 1, 2020. The original bond was passed to begin design work with the architects for the new building project.

The bonds can be sold after voters passed the 2.84 mill levy on May 5, 2019 to fund the local share of $5.2 million of the $43 million project. The money from the bonds are repaid with money as it is collected from the levy.

Despite the coronavirus, the building project remains in the planning stages.

In other matters:

— The board approved the retirement resignation of Ronald Stratton, custodian; as well as the resignations of Holly Price, cafeteria server, and Nicole Price, cafeteria cook. The board approved substitute registered nurses Casey Coie and Sarah Gaydos, as well as a cafeteria substitute Sheila VanPelt.

— The board approved donations to the turf campaign including $25,000 from East Fairfield Coal Company and $10,000 from Mark and Kathy Scheel. The school also received 300 face shields for staff from Venture Plastics and 1,000 face masks for staff from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The New Waterford Lions Club donated $250 to support the Elementary school.

— An agreement was approved with the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, which offers curriculum teachers can utilize in their classroom at a per student rate.

— At the conclusion of Wednesday’s board meeting, the board went into executive session for the reason of confidential information regarding an application for economic development with no action to be taken.

— The next regular meeting of the Crestview Board of Education is scheduled for the normal night of Wednesday, Oct. 14, but at an earlier time of 5 p.m.

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