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November 20, 2012

Schools getting funds for security

BOE to give $10,000 to each county facility for bell systems, more

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Board of Education has approved the allocation of $10,000 to each school in the county for the purpose of security and facility upgrades.

Following Monday’s meeting, Marion County Superintendent of Schools Gary Price said fiscal responsibility has enabled carryover money to be put toward school-improvement projects.

“It’s simply from being frugal with the budget,” Price said. “We haven’t been able to do that for a couple of years.”

The money will be used to meet individual school needs such as bell systems, lighting, roof repairs, playground resurfacing and more.

“With this being National Education Week, it’s kind of a thank you to our teachers and administrators who have worked so hard to help us save money,” Price said. “It’s something the board members all feel strongly about and we want to be able to give that funding to each of the schools.”

In other business:

• The board approved an extension on the property acquisition of the old Miller Junior High School. The board is currently in an agreement with The Housing Development Corp., a nonprofit organization out of Huntington. The Housing Development Corp. requested an extension from July 31, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013 as it works on getting all of its application materials in order.

• Tina Shaw, president of the Marion County Boys and Girls Club, brought to the board’s attention the importance of keeping the organization running within the county. Shaw said the organization is in its fifth year of the 21st Century Learning Grant, and that it must be rewritten soon to ensure that the funding continues.

 

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