SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Ashtabula Area City Schools received $37,000 in safety and security grant funds from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The district plans to use the money to buy security cameras at all three campuses.

The school district will have to contribute $12,000, according to the award letter dated July 16.

“The district was very pleased to receive the BWC School Safety grant,” said Mark Astorino, treasurer. “This will allow us to continue with security camera upgrades at the junior high school and the elementary campus buildings.”

The money should arrive in six weeks. Once the grant money has been electronically transferred, the district must buy and implement the equipment within 90 days, according to the award letter.

 The board also hired several people for the upcoming school year, including:

• Ashley Brandehoff, family and consumer science teacher at Lakeside High School, with an annual salary of $32,773;

• Andrew Horvath, a supplemental contract for the job as head wrestling coach at LHS, $5,899;

• Byron Floyd and Jacob Penk, each supplemental contracts as assistant eighth-grade football coaches at Lakeside Junior High, $3,605, and

• Pamela Peck, nutrition services supervisor, will receive a $1,200 stipend for providing food service management to the Ashtabula County Educational Service Center Building Bridges Program.

The next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at LHS.


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