Money is hot topic at Crestwood Board of Education Meeting

Daniel Briseno daniel@prairiepress.net
Posted 9/19/22

The Crestwood Board of Education held its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, and most points had one thing in common, money. Many items were discussed beginning with the approval of the annual …

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Money is hot topic at Crestwood Board of Education Meeting

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The Crestwood Board of Education held its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, and most points had one thing in common, money. Many items were discussed beginning with the approval of the annual budget.

With concerns of the shortage in substitute teachers, referees and umpires Superintendent Danette Young proposed an increase in pay for each.

“I propose we increase sub pay from $90 a day to $95 a day,” said Young “I also propose we increase officials pay from $65 to $70 for volleyball and basketball and $60 to $65 for baseball and softball.”

Board members listened as Young talked and when finished one board member had a question.

“Are those close to everyone around?” asked board member Keith Trogdon.

Young explained they are close to many in the area but there are others that are well above that rate already.

The board passed the proposal and moved on to other business.

Before entering executive session, the board also approved the annual budget, the anaphylaxis plan and the compensation report. They also approved the use of school facilities by the Honeybee Queen Pageant and Junior League Basketball.

After executive session the board quickly moved through several items. The board accepted Scott Tracy’s resignation as custodian but hired two new custodians, Josh Rollings and Glen Miles.

Andy Kirby and Jake Englum were approved as volunteer baseball coaches and the board ended the meeting by approving family medical leave for Erin Myers and Kelsey Majors.