Colonel Crawford School Board holds monthly meeting

By April 29, 2022 12:32 p.m.

NORTH ROBINSON—Monday evening Colonel Crawford’s school board held its monthly meeting.

With the change in administrative positions at the last council meeting, the vacancy for next year’s secondary school principal has been filled.

Michael Voll, who spent twenty-three years in education, was chosen as the man for the job.

“I think it’s important that you recognize the wonderful students in the district, and that’s something that definitely appealed to me. Also the staff and administration are all superb. For me, these are the people I can blend in with, with all the great people here. As for me, I truly believe I will be a hard worker, I want to build strong relationships with students, staff and the community – I want to continue Colonel Crawford’s excellence and ensure that we are always giving put students first,” Voll said of what he hopes for his next term.

Voll received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University and worked at Marion Elgin, Wynford and Wapakoneta. Throughout his career, Voll was a physical education and health teacher and served four years as an administrator with Marion Elgin.

Former Colonel Crawford Board of Education member and current county commissioner Tim Ley addressed the board and asked for their support in the upcoming election as he seeks re-election.

Ley referred to recent letters sent asking for support for his re-election that are sponsored by the American Energy Action Fund, were not approved by him, and he was completely unaware of them.

Ley also spoke about his contributions to the county during his tenure, including securing eight million dollars for the county to spend on sewers or water lines. Water lines will go to Sulfur Springs, around the landfill and to Oceola. Galion will receive $1.2 million to replace aging parts of the water plant, and Crestline will receive $1 million to deliver water to Leesville and Lake Galion. The money must be used by 2024.

After nineteen seasons with the Lady Eagles basketball program, the board has officially accepted the resignation of Coach Kyle Fenner.

Fenner coached the team from 1996 to 2006 and again from 2013 to 2022. Fenner leaves the program with two hundred and seventy-seven wins.

During the business part of the meeting, when Roger Haas, who has been a bus driver for the district for nearly fifty years, was again approved as retired-rehired, Mr. Martin explained to the board how, during the weekend, when the mill The Creek Retirement Home in Galion caught fire, Haas called and asked if he could get a bus to help evacuate residents.
Haas and chief mechanic Dusty McAdow took over to help get the elderly people of Mill Creek to safety.

The next board meeting is May 23 at 7 p.m.

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