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Career Tech Academy receives $65,000 grant

During the recent Butler County Board of Education meeting, Butler County Superintendent Joseph Eiland announced that the Career Tech Academy had received an RCND grant for sixty-five thousand dollars.

The grant, which would help purchase much-needed supplies and equipment for students, will be very beneficial for Superintendent Eiland’s goal for the program going forward. “My main goal is to connect our students with habitat for humanity,” he said. “This would allow our students to see the conditions that some of our residents live.”

Superintendent Eiland gave an update on COVID-19 cases in schools throughout the county. According to recent reports, the county has only seen five new cases of COVID-19. “Of those five cases, three of them were positive cases and two of them were contact cases,” he said. “ I believe we are heading in the right direction.”

Federal Programs Director Lisa Adair also reported on the status of relief stimulus packages received by Butler County schools during the meeting.

According to her report, Butler County Schools collectively received over one million in federal funds.

In other business, the board of education:

Announced that fourteen band students from Greenville Highschool were chosen, and given permission by Superintendent Eiland, to participate in the University of Mobile’s Honors Band

Accepted the low bid of $135 thousand to fix the Greenville Elementary School roof

Approved the extension of any unused COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the families First Coronavirus Response Act