Mantua – At their July meeting, the Board unanimously approved a resolution to submit a renewal of the Permanent Improvement Levy on the November 16th ballot. Treasurer Jill Rowe noted that the renewal levy could be used for items including maintenance and upkeep to District buildings, purchase of school equipment, athletic equipment, and technology. She note that the funds could not be used to pay employee salaries or benefits. She also noted that the levy has been consistently approved at five-year increments since it was originally proposed in 1987, and that renewing the levy would not increase homeowners’ property taxes. “It is essential that this levy be renewed in November to help continue to keep pace with the upkeep, repairs, and equipment replacement to operate the district,” Ms. Rowe concluded.

In other news, Crestwood will be hosting the annual Community Days event on Sunday, August 14th at the CHS stadium to kick of the new school year in style. From 4:30 until 5 pm, you can support Crestwood student athletes by making a $10 donation and participating in a Family Wellness Walk. During this time, student athletes will host “wellness stations” around the course, with fun activities for kids of all ages throughout the walk. At 5 pm, Community Family Fun Day officially kicks off, featuring bounce houses, food for sale, and local organizations available to share valuable information. The American Legion Post 193 will again be collecting school supplies to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for needy kids in the community, as well. The event will commence with a Community Pep Rally from 7 – 8 pm. For more information, visit

On Monday evening, August 15th beginning at 4:30 pm, all schools will host Open House events to give parents and their students the opportunity to meet their teachers prior to the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 16th.

Lastly, Crestwood Schools now has an app to keep help keep you apprised of the latest information. For the latest district news, school calendars and more, download this free tool for your smart phone at the App Store today.

The next regularly scheduled School Board meeting will be held on Monday, August 1st at 7 pm in the High School library.