Crestview BOE hires for upcoming school year

COLUMBIANA – When Crestview students return in the fall they will have newly repaved road to transverse the area between the middle school and elementary school, along with a few new staff members to meet.

The Crestview school board Monday began preparing for next year by hiring Richard Burbick, as the supervisor of transportation and mechanical, William Redd as the new middle school music teacher, Margie Gaskill as a cafeteria cook, Forrest Raschilla as a technology assistant and Kathleen Rotellini, who has substituted previously for the district, as the new elementary school instructional tutor. Benjamine Corll, who was an instructional tutor, will now take over the HOST program.

Additionally, former middle school music teacher Eric Bable will become the new high school music teacher. Bable, who will also serve as the band director, asked Superintendent John Dilling for permission to begin working on having a band show at the school this fall. Dilling said Bable plans to invite a college band and other local high school bands to the event. Bable is also looking to get a traveling drum and bugle corp. show to perform an evening at Crestview this year.

The board also approved a contract with RT Vernal for $24,112 to repave the service road between the middle school and elementary school. They are considering having Mint Cook handle some drainage issues on a walking trail at the elementary school. It was discussed that there is no sense repaving it yet, until the drainage issues are fixed first.

Students not receiving free and reduced lunches will see an increase in prices this year. The elementary lunch will increase to $2.50, a 10 cent increase. Additionally, middle school and high school lunches will increase five cents to $2.70. The high school specialty bar will also increase five cents to $2.95. Adult lunch and adult specialty bar prices will also increase five cents to $3.45 and $3.65 respectively.

Dilling said the changes are only because the School Lunch Equity Program insists the school charge the same amount for lunches as what the state values free and reduced lunches.

Dilling also noted the 39 students took advanced placement tests this year with several receiving a mark of five, the highest possible.