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By Carmen Ensinger
For the past several years, the State has provided schools the opportunity to apply for a school Maintenance Grant for up to $50,000. This is a 50/50 matching grant, which means the district would also put in $50,000.
Carrollton School Board approved applying for this grant at the Nov. 21 regular school board meeting in order to make repairs to the roof at the high school.
“We had some damage to the roof over the cafeteria during that really bad wind storm earlier this year,” Carrollton Superintendent Mark Halwachs said. “The wind was so strong it broke a bunch of branches off a tree and those branches penetrated the membrane on the roof.”
The district continues to receive a nice chunk of change from the Penny Sales Tax.
“Our last check we received was for close to $18,000,” Halwachs said. “It was down a little bit from the previous months, but it was still more than it was before COVID hit and it is still doing good for us.”
Halwachs gave a shout out to C and K Collision in Carrollton and Tim McGowan for putting some decals on a trailer that the district purchased through a grant this summer.
“They donated their time and labor and facilities to do it and for that we are very grateful,” Halwachs said.
The board approved continuing with the rate used by the IRS for reimbursement for mileage. The current reimbursement rate approved in June is 63 cents per mile.
The district will be looking for several new personnel at the high school following the resignation of the high school secretary and custodian.
The board accepted the resignation of Cassie Cox as high school secretary and Robert Stanley as custodian. They also accepted the resignation of Jeff Walden as bus driver. Halwachs said all of the above individuals have accepted positions elsewhere. Becky Cotner also resigned as the assistant cheerleading sponsor.
There were several new hires as well:
Susan Kirchner as Scholastic Bowl coach;
Kassidy Klocke as Volunteer Assistant High School Girls Basketball coach; Marty Rhoades as Volunteer Assistant High School Boys Basketball coach.