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District receives state grants totaling $85,000

Originally published in ThisWeek News 

Wednesday January 14, 2015 10:58 AM

Dublin City Schools' commitment to efficiency has earned the district two grants totaling $85,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, district officials said this week.

The ODSA awarded the district $50,000 for post-secondary job training and employment programs for students with developmental disabilities.

The district also received a $35,000 grant from the ODSA to assist with improving the efficiency of their printing and copying services.

"By eliminating unnecessary costs and sharing services, communities save money and become more efficient," said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The post-secondary job training grant was one of 10 awarded statewide to assist with efficiency and collaboration programs throughout Ohio.

The grant effort was a partnership between the district, Via Quest, and Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association, district officials said.

The program funded by the grant will provide post-secondary transition services such as career oriented job training and employment opportunities.

"We believe through the implementation of this program, Dublin City Schools will better serve our students and meet state regulations in post secondary transition planning, as well as save dollars by providing opportunities for students with disabilities to graduate and gain meaningful, paid employment within the community," said Todd Hoadley, Dublin's superintendent.