CONVOY — The Crestview Board of Education accepted the resignation of
Mary Strickler during its regular meeting on Thursday evening.
is the food service supervisor and is retiring after serving in the
district for 30 years. Strickler’s resignation will be effective June 1.
members were also informed of an education roundtable that the district
administrators have setup for Saturday to discuss various topics with
participants including State Senator Cliff Hite, State Representative
Craig Riedel and State Board of Education member Lynda Haycock, as well
as local parents, students, teachers and administrators.
really excited about it,” Superintendent Mike Estes said. “We’re going
to talk about the issues that affect students. We want to talk about
high stakes testing, the local report card, OTES and OPES, the
evaluation system for principals and teachers and then graduation
During his report, Estes also showed board members a
new device the district has been looking into to increase safety at the
school. The device called a Bolo Stick is used to lock doors and hold
against great amounts of pressure.
“We’re looking for an aid to help us block our doors in case we have an intruder and want to go into a lockdown,” Estes said.
been told that it [the Bolo Stick] will be approved by the fire
marshal, but we we’re not going to make a purchase until the fire
marshal actually comes in,” he added.
United Way Director Vicki
Smith attended the meeting to thank Crestview Local Schools for
participating in the Rivals United fundraiser in January. The event
raised over $14,000 for the United Way to support local agencies and
In other business, the board approved the purchase of a van to replace the district’s 2004 van. The cost will be $22,519.
30-year, 85 percent TIF (Tax Increment Financing) exemption was
approved for improvement and construction at Pigtail Farms, LLC, and
Jeff Bagley and Owen Pugh are seeking reemployment with Crestview for
the 2017-18 school year. A public session will be held at the March
board meeting to consider public input regarding their rehiring.
board also announced that Crestview Local Schools will offer parents in
the district the opportunity to provide recommendations and suggestions
for special educational programs and services. Interested individuals
can meet with Program Services Director Keith Rydell from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the high school conference room or by
scheduling an appointment with Rydell.
The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. March 9.