Crestline extends athletic director

By Charla Wurm-Adams -

Crestline Athletic Director Ben Hocker received a one-year extension from the Crestline Board of Education during February’s meeting.

His current contract ends July 31 and he will be extended through July 31, 2017.

“I want to commend him for his efforts,” board member Jim Glauer said.

Hocker was not at the meeting and was unavailable for comment.

A restroom project was also approved for the Crestline High School football stadium. The project involves the construction of 15 stalls (seven men, seven woman and one handicapped restroom located by the concession stand).

The project will cost $200,000 and the timeline for completion of this project is estimated to be by the third football game this year or mid to late September.

There was a presentation about .the “Mentor Challenge.” This program is from OIP or Ohio Improvement Process and offers key practices along with flexibility. It is a program that started the second semester at the Crestline Exempted Village School location and is now known as an “Exploring Site.” The program works with students to help them with their classroom behavior and academics. The “Mentor Challenge” has already been implemented in 1200 different schools working along with Pioneer. There has been positive feedback from the teachers, parents, and students involved with the program. If the “Mentor Challenge” works out well, next year they could receive $6,500 for funding each year it is used. So far, there have been 12 teachers and 12 different students using 10 key practices incorporated in the program.

By Charla Wurm-Adams