Boardman schools gets $67K US grant to enhance security

By Rick Rouan

BOARDMAN — The township police force is so depleted that the number of school buildings in Boardman sometimes outnumbers the police officers charged with protecting them, according to a federal grant proposal.

That is one reason the school system was awarded a $67,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to add more cameras and new classroom locks to some school buildings. The school district wrote the grant with the help of Boardman police.

The grant stipulates that the district must match the $67,000 award to complete the $134,000 project in the next year, said Wendy Carothers, coordinator of special programs.

“The good news is we spend so much on security anyway, but [this will] free up more funding for the district,” Carothers said.

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