Crestview accepts donation for stadium sound system

COLUMBIANA – High school football games will sound different now that the Crestview School District is replacing what Daryl Miller calls the “Charlie Brown” sound system.

Miller jokingly described the system as such after the board of education meeting Wednesday in which $11,850 was received from the Crestview Athletic Boosters for new equipment.

He and board members thanked the booster club for the donation that covered the entire cost of the system purchased through Datacom.

The company was awarded the bid and is volunteering – along with Dickey Electric – to install the new system, which Miller said consists of an amplifier, mixer and eight speakers.

Superintendent John Dilling said the current system will be moved to the soccer field.

Miller said the district has wanted a new sound system there for a while and are happy the booster club stepped up to make it a possibility.

In other business, the board welcomed several new high school teachers who have filled the last of the district’s open positions. Teachers were awarded one year supplemental contracts and are Laura Nappi, student council advisor, Katherine Bennett, multi media director, Carl Snyder, band director, and Eric Bable, assistant band director.

Other personnel matters approved were:

– Higher teaching pay scales for Lisa Campbell and Kathryn Vrable and a one-year continuing contract for Lisa Campbell.

– Maternity leave to Sheena Montgomery, beginning the middle of October through Jan. 3.

The resignations of Jacklynn Mercer, high school student council advisor, Justin Boyd, middle school assistant football coach, and Kristan Strong, high school cafeteria cashier.

– One-year limited contracts for Myra Buck, secretary, Spencer Biser, custodian, Kathy Rickets, high school cafeteria cashier, and Sarah Ress, middle school art, part-time.

– Ashley Gilbert, Jane Sevacko, and Crystal Weikart as substitutes for the 2013-14 school year.

– One-year supplemental contracts for Jamiel Radman, high school junior varsity soccer coach, Michelle Crawford, ticket manager, Evan Gottschalk, high school battery percussion instructor (camp only), Moriah Placer, high school pit percussion instructor, (camp only), Drew Gaworski, color guard instructor and Richard Stelts, middle school assistant football coach.

– Eight people as ticket sellers for the athletic department and Donald Guy as high school clock operator.

The board also approved substitute employee salary schedules and eight people as non-paid volunteers.

Non-personnel matters approved were:

– A contract with the Columbiana county Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities to provide educational services for school-age multi-handicapped students.

– Teacher handbooks, student-athlete and parent handbooks, and the transportation department handbook for the 2013-14 school year.

– Contracting with the Columbiana County Educational Service Center for the 2013-14 school year for services in the amount of $281,324.14.

– A resolution of support to request the State Department of Education grant an operational waiver that will permit the district to plan three additional professional development days for the new school year. Those dates are Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and April 4.

– Awarding a contract to Turner Dairy Farms Inc., for milk and milk products at .2250 cents for half-pint of 1 percent chocolate milk, .2125 cents for half-pint of regular milk and $5.55 for sour cream.

– Awarding a contract to Nickles Bakery for bread and rolls.

– Ala carte lunch prices, resulting in a 10 cent increase to sandwiches, main dish, and pizza. Dilling said the prices help the district remain competitive with full price lunches.

– Participating in the Sheakley/Ohio School Council 2014 Group Retro Workers’ Compensation Program beginning Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 at a cost of $790.

– Allowing the superintendent and treasurer to advertise for the snow removal contract for the new year.

– Granting permission to use the Pauline Schwab Fund to purchase supplies for the middle school library at an approximate cost of $1,000.

– A letter of support in requesting a grant from the Columbiana Foundation to provide funding for the 2014 Summer Fine Arts Academy.