The Stryker school district has applied for a 21st Century Grant for grades K-5, similar to the same grant that is currently funded to Stryker for the 6-12 grades.
“We’ve applied several years for that and they’ve told us that we have a very good chance this year of getting that and the ESC will maintain fiscal services for that grant if that’s awarded to us,” states Nate Johnson, Superintendent to Stryker School District.
The current 6-12 grant will soon start its 4th year of the 5-year grant. With the start of the 4th year, it is also the first year the grant is not fully funded.
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The district does have the opportunity to reapply for the grant after the completion of the 5th year.
“Once the 5th year is complete we can reapply, but there is no guarantee, but we can reapply,” states Johnson.
Also, Stryker is in partnership with the Archbold school district with the 6-12 grant and Superintendent Johnson stated it would be his intent to partner again with Archbold if they so choose to partner again.
“It’s in their best interest. It’s more helpful for them to be a part of our grant to use some of our data,” states Johnson.
If awarded, the K-5 grant is $200,000 for 3 years, with a drop in funds in the 4th and 5th year.
“I think its been a great benefit to those students that do participate and gives them enrichment and alternative types of education that we can’t provide during the school day,” states Johnson of the grant.
In other news:
- Summer school for grades 3-8 will be August 5-8 and August 12-15
- Class schedules available for pick up August 8-13
- Athletic Boosters Fall Meet the Teams night will be August 16th
- Open House will be August 19th from 5-6:30 pm
- Donation from the volleyball parents to the volleyball account: $103.97
- Approved by the Board: School Health Nursing Program agreement with the William County Health Department for the 2013-14 school year at a cost of $15,000
- Approved by the Board: approve the 2013-14 Calamity Day Blizzard Bag Make Up Plan
- Approved by the Board: approve the 2013-14 Agreement wit the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center, at $38 per student, per week day for student assigned to NWOJDT &RC
- The Board approved Josh DeGroff as the Jr High Golf coach
- The Board accepted the resignation of Kim Miller as Jr High Athletic Director
- The Board approved Kim Miller as the High School Athletic Director
- The Board approved per diem rate based on 2013-14 contract for Dave Schultz for days to be worked in July, not exceed 8 days
- The Board approved Tim Oberlin as Classified and Bus Driver Substitute
- The Board did enter into executive session to consider the evaluation and/or review of a public employee or official. No action was taken.
The next Board of Education meeting will take place on August 19th at 6:30 pm in the library.[/emember_protected]