The Crestwood school board hired a new school psychologist and set eighth grade graduation during a short monthly board meeting Wednesday, March 13, at the school.
On the recommendation of Crestwood Superintendent of Schools Danette Young, the board approved a 40-day contract for the 2019-2020 school year with Mel Titus, who also works in the Villa Grove school district.
Eighth grade graduation was set at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Young said the PHS graduation is May 24 and the eighth grade trip is the previous day.
Young reported the district still has not received a transportation payment from the state but that it has been vouchered. The budget is on track, she said.
In other business, the board:
-Approved the fuel bid with Effingham Equity.
-Heard the dates for IAR testing, which will conclude before spring break.
nHeard the district’s preschool testing as successful with 62 students participating. Young said 40 students — including 26 new students — will participate in Project Help next year.
-Congratulated girls basketball coach Missy Tingley for being selected as the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Coach of the Year from the area division.
-Thanked Horizon Health and WTWO for the donation of 500 books to the school.
-Accepted the resignation of Amy McClain as the school’s volleyball coach.
-Congratulated Megan Lindsay’s fifth grade class for winning the local EIT Rube Goldberg Competition.
-Accepted the resignations of Megan Lindsay and Hannah Howe as elementary teachers, effective at the end of the school year.
-Hired Melanie Johnson to help with mowing and outside grounds work.
nApproved family medical leave for Kristen Trogdon beginning May 20.