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By Tony Farkas
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GROVETON — The Groveton ISD Board of Trustees discussed a third round of grants for the district at its regular meeting June 26.

Assistant Superintendent Jim Dillard said the money needed to be spent on certain items, which include $219,000 in funds for construction of items involving social support for students.

The funds are being released under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief grants, part of the American Rescue Plan.

He also said a survey sent out into the community had 59 responses, and showed there was a need for technology updates and instructional materials.

A survey of the staff showed a desire to pay the teachers more money and building repairs.

Additionally, new technology would be a benefit, he said, as well as hiring two additional counselors to have one assigned to each campus.

Dillard said that at the time, no plans have been made for using the money.

In other business, the board:

  • approved the district’s quarterly investment report;
  • approved the evaluation of the district’s gifted and talented program, which showed that there were challenges dealing with the pandemic; and
  • accepted a bid of $375 from Kayvu LLC for the purchase of an acre of school property.

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