In other business, at the April 27 meeting, the board made a motion to allow Albert B. Melone Company, business manager consultant, to solicit quotes for a tax revenue anticipation note for the 2016-2017 school year.
It also approved entering into an agreement with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center to provide supplemental athletic training services at an initial hourly rate of $37.15, effective immediately. The agreement will continue for three years.
The board accepted the intent to retire from three professional employees –Rebecca Drazdowski, effective Sept. 18, 2016, and Deborah Macri and Amy Brozena, at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The board also accepted the resignation of Kellie Matthews with the last day of the 2015-16 school year.
Board members approved entering into an agreement with the Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Guest Teacher Program and then approved 11 teachers for the program.
The school calendar for next year was approved with the first day for students to be on Aug. 29.
The board heard from a Student Government representative that Crestwood’s ten-member team of pre-engineering students placed third overall at the Wilkes University Engineering Olympics competition on March 18. Luke Bartley and Ian Beach placed first in electrical filters; Joshua Edwards and Erik Thomas placed second in gear reduction clock; and Jacob Barney and Cataldo LaMarca placed third in mouse trap car.
At the Marywood University math competition on March 19, Daniel Whitman and Erik Thomas placed first for Crestwood and Thomas’ score qualified him to compete in the American Regions Math League on June 4.
Ashley Lewis and Kara Johnson received first and second place, respectively, in the Most Thought Provoking category for their entries in the Hazleton Art Youth Expo. Lewis also received second place in Abstract art. Zarqua Ansari won Best Overall Ad in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker Create-an-Ad contest for her advertisement for Kitchen Gallery.
Abbey Murphy finished first in Accounting II at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey and will now advance to the FBLA National Leadership Conference to be held at the end of June in Georgia.
Also, the Model UN Club won honorable mention as a whole delegation at the Model UN Conference at Bloomsburg University April 13. Skylar Pickett and Liam Smith won Best Position Paper for UN Security Council with their representation of Malaysia.