Crestview Elementary Principal Jessica Schuette and elementary students Emily Heth, Evan Heckler, Kinsley Schuette, and Mikeal Linton address the Board of Education during the Focus On Education portion of the meeting on the elementary Fitness Club. (DHI Media/Sherry Missler)
Crestview Elementary Principal Jessica Schuette and elementary students Emily Heth, Evan Heckler, Kinsley Schuette, and Mikeal Linton address the Board of Education during the Focus On Education portion of the meeting on the elementary Fitness Club. (DHI Media/Sherry Missler)

By Sherry Missler

Times Bulletin Staff Writer

smissler@timesbulletin.com

CONVOY — Four elementary students, fifth graders Emily Heth and Evan Heckler and fourth graders Mikeal Linton and Kinsley Schuette, addressed the Crestview Local Board of Education Monday evening on the elementary Fitness Club they are participating in.

Crestview Elementary Principal Jessica Schuette told the Board that there were currently two initiatives ongoing at the elementary to promote healthy habits in regards to fitness. She said the first was a monthly workout calendar. As the children complete the various activities, they color in the charts, then turn them in each month. An incentive is planned at the end of the year for those students who complete this activity. She said that a number of students have been following through with the exercises.

Schuette said the other initiative is new this year. The Fitness Club is only during the month of September after school from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She said there are 66 students participating in the club. Participants complete a warm-up lap, stretch, exercises, workout, and lap count. Students who gain laps qualify for prizes. In addition, there are awards handed out to students who complete a mile, 3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, 9.3 miles, 13.1 miles, and 26.2 miles. These range from a certificate to a T-shirt. There are even daily challenges the students complete. She said that if there is enough interest the program may return in the spring.

Rick Mollenkopf, a Tully Township trustee, notified the Board of a requested Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) for a new farm business operation on Payne Road. He said the hog duplex has already secured the necessary state permits. Construction on the facility is supposed to begin as soon as the weather permits.

Superintendent Kathy Mollenkopf spoke to the Board on the upcoming November renewal levy, gave a performance update on local report data, provided an update on mandatory school safety plans and both a student enrollment update and open enrollment update.

In other business, the Board:

* Accepted the resignation of Social Worker Katlyn Short;

* Approved applications for early graduation of Gracie Morgan and Liberty Temple;

* Extended a one-year contract to Zoe Longstreth as a part-time custodian;

* Approved Spencer Rolsten as a volunteer coach for high school boys’ basketball during the current school year;

* Approved the sixth grade field trip to Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the Air Force) on May 18, 2022;

* Approved the FFA overnight field trip to the National FFA Convention on Oct. 26-29, 2021;

* Approved the list of teachers and administrators and the compensation plan for the 2021-2022 members of the District Design Team;

* Approved the after-school tutoring program for elementary and middle school students and compensation supported by ESSER funds;

* Approved the ad-hoc agreement for Catastrophic Leave Bank Program;

* Approved both the supplemental and compensation agreements with Aurora Solar, LLC.

At the conclusion of the regular meeting, the Board adjourned to the executive session. No action was taken upon it returning to public session.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Crestview Local Board of Education is set for Oct. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.