By Nathan Crock
Crestline Board of Education held its monthly board meeting on Monday January 13 at 7 p.m. in the high school media center. The first course of action was to announce the teacher and non instructional employees of the month. Tammy Haverfield was announced as the teacher of the month for her long hours at the school, work with young children, and her commitment to projects with those children. Kerri Wilhite was announced as the non-instructional employee of the month. Wilhite serves as the food service coordinator. She was elected because of her work in obtaining extra grants, and working to make money available for the breakfast program.
The first item on the consent agenda was the treasurer’s report given by treasurer Bradd Stevens. The report went over the month of December. Highlights of the report included total expenditures being down from 2012, as in December of that year they were $624,378 and in 2013 they were down to $531,511. Also, revenue has seen an increase from the previous year as it has climbed from $316,135 to $425,586 this past December. Salaries and wages are up from the previous year. In December of 2012 they were $273,118 while in December of 2013 they were $277,201. The total cash balance for the district at the end of December was $5,941,040 which was $380,004 more than it was at the close of November.
Several volunteers were approved for the remainder of the school year which includes Ellen Payne, Sherry Petrik Scheuerer, Lori Cochran, Robert Deane, and Missy Frary.
Donations were also accepted which included $800 from Crestline VFW for cheerleading uniforms, and $150 from Friends of the Library for the bulldog pup reading club. A transfer of funds was approved during the meeting for the amount of $57,748.40 from fund 572.7200.9213 to fund 572.5100.9214. Stevens explained this by saying the title one grants will be allocated to the new fund. He said this basically means moving the funds from one year to the next. A one-on-one aide was hired on to help with a special needs student in the district. Sara Wise will serve as the aide to the student for as long as the student stays in the district.
A resolution to allow students from the Junior Statesman of America to travel to Washington DC next month was passed, as well as a resolution to approve substitute teacher contracts and classified non-teaching substitute contracts to be used starting the year. Other matters passed were the authorization for allowing the treasurer to bid on internet connectivity for the school and the approval of asbestos abetment between the North and Administration buildings.
The next meeting of the Crestline Board of Education will be February 20 at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.