The Crestview Local Schools Board of Education gathered Monday evening for its monthly meeting, discussing the school calendar, report cards, and college credit. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
The Crestview Local Schools Board of Education gathered Monday evening for its monthly meeting, discussing the school calendar, report cards, and college credit. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
egebert@timesbulletin.com

CONVOY -- Snow and basketball. Crestview Superintendent Mike Estes observed that much of the last two months at the school has been focused on those two topics. The Knights girls team rounded out the season at 23-2 while the boys are headed for the final four in Division IV on Thursday with a game against Tri-Village. The Knights are 27-0.

The other major topic has caused plenty of havoc with the school calendar. With the State Legislature taking a step last week to offer a little relief, the Crestview calendar is mostly straightforward. Classes will run through June 5 for students, and the district will attempt to make up days by lengthening the school day by 30 minutes beginning March 24 and lasting 33 straight schooldays.

On this Friday, it will be basketball disrupting the class schedule, as the district will work that day on a two-hour delay. The reason -- the basketball team plays late on Thursday night, so the delay will allow some rest after the long drive back from Columbus and before the school day begins on Friday.

On Monday evening, the Crestview Board of Education met to conduct monthly business. Board members were updated on two important changes, including the new developments in high school students being permitted to take post-secondary courses. High School Principal Mike Biro reported that universities are offering many classes to high school students and that in many cases the high school must pay the tuition. That brings a new cost to districts which will be difficult to budget in advance. Another big change could be the look of report cards. The district will continue to monitor essentially changes and determine the best course of action.

In other action, the board approved a resolution to participate in the State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program.

The next monthly meeting is scheduled for April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Board Office.