Crestview OSFC proposed project grows, meeting set

NEW WATERFORD — The furnace system at Crestview Schools will need to be replaced, but the project may also get to be a part of future renovations through the Ohio Schools Facility Commission.

Maintenance supervisor Jay Radman told the board last week he’s been dealing with a lot of repairs trying to get through this school year and thankfully there has been routine maintenance on the system through the years.

However, Superintendent Matthew Manley said after bringing in several people to look at it, they are now certain that the system cannot be permanently fixed and needs to be replaced. Manley said the replacement is going to be in the millions, but can be part of the OSFC project. Those involved with the OSFC project reportedly have agreed with the diagnosis that the heating system needs replaced, according to Manley.

Some members of the board and the superintendent are planning to talk about the OSFC project today, a committee meeting which would possibly include previous board members and superintendents.

The long-awaited public meeting to detail where the plans currently stand for the building projects is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 24.

In other matters before the board:

— A dinner event to honor the volunteers who help make Crestview’s programs happen will be held on April 25. The board passed a resolution proclaiming April National Volunteer Month.

— Manley reiterated that both members of the Crestview teachers union and OAPSE, which both received similar contracts in the past few weeks, deserve more money. He noted the raises they received were below the cost of living.

— The board approved two-week summer enrichment and intervention programs for both the middle school and elementary school. The elementary program will run from June 4 to June 15, with the middle school program operating July 23 to Aug. 3.

— The next meeting of the board will be 7 p.m., May 14 in the high school cafeteria with an executive session held prior to the regular meeting to interview those who apply for the student liaison position Danny Moore will be leaving when he graduates.