Springboro Schools would like to thank the Clearcreek Township Board of Trustees, who voted unanimously to grant Springboro Schools $100,000 of the funds the Township received as part of the CARES Act. The district will earmark the contribution to upgrade technology needs in the district and facilitate remote learning, along with additional facility and technological improvements to comply with the continued expense of COVID-19 precautions.
Clearcreek Township presented a check to the district on Monday, November 9th at the Township’s Board of Trustees meeting. There to receive the check were Superintendent Larry Hook, Treasurer Terrah Stacy, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Andrea Cook, and District Communications Coordinator Scott Marshall.
According to Scott Marshall, the schools will use the grant to continue to provide Chromebooks, cases, and internet hotspots to students for virtual learning, as well as cleaning and facility improvements. “The CARES Act Grant will be an incredible help to our students, families, teachers and staff, at a time when it’s most needed. This is yet another example of the great community support we have.”
In October, Clearcreek Township Trustees sub-granted $200,000 in CARES Act funds to area schools, food pantries, and assistance centers to help them recover from and prepare for the COVID-19 global pandemic. Township Trustees authorized CARES Act funding to other area community service providers as well, including the Wayne Local School District ($20,000), Lebanon City Schools ($20,000), the Franklin Area Community Services ($20,000), the Springboro Community Assistance Center ($30,000), and CHESS Christian Schools in Ridgeville ($10,000). Matt Clark, Clearcreek Township Administrator, said, “Since Clearcreek residents utilize these services, Trustees believed it altogether appropriate to try to help these organizations in an uncertain financial climate, where risks to human life and health hang in the balance.”
Clearcreek’s Board of Trustees expressed their desire to sub-grant these funds to area schools and assistance agencies to help them recover some of their hefty expenditures on remote learning equipment, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and food, rent, and utility assistance provided to area citizens who request help.