School board passes post-graduation preparation programs


Staff report

AUSTINTOWN

The board of education approved two resolutions implementing programs for students seeking employment or further education post-high-school graduation.

The chamber of commerce awarded the school district a $100,000 grant for the Community Connectors program. It will prepare participating students in their junior and senior years for the workforce with job mentorship, job shadowing, internships and externships.

A sum of $29,500 from the grant will go to hiring someone for the program.

The school district is working with the Eastern Ohio Educational Partnership for its Summer Melt program, which plans to “provide support for low income students through the transition to college.”

The board Tuesday recognized student athletes for state track championship appearances. Lauren Dolak placed sixth in the 800-meter event, Brent Fairbanks placed seventh in discus and Jakari Lumsden was a state qualifier.

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