School district receives grant

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District received a $10,000 grant from Highmark to be used to purchase health foods and exercise equipment for its high school students."The money will be used for nutrition and physical activity," said superintendent Dennis Crotzer, during Thursday night's regular school board meeting. "Fresh fruits and vegetables will be purchased for our students and aerobic equipment will be purchased for student use."The elementary school received a similar grant from Highmark several years ago for $10,000."We were able to buy a lot of nice equipment and now we have a grant for the high school to get some things here," Crotzer said. "I would like to thank Dr. Walter Fitch for putting the time in to get that grant and I know it will be used very wisely."In other business, Crotzer and his administrative team are in the process of completing the midpoint of the strategic plan."This plan is due by Sept. 30 so we will be working hard to get that in," Crotzer said. "I will give copies to the board and give updates as for your approval. In October, I have to get that to Harrisburg so we are working hard to get it done. We do strategic plans for a six-year period and halfway through you have to do what they call the midpoint review, so that's what we are doing now."Pick up a copy of the Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.Next meetingJohnsonburg School BoardThursday, Oct. 137 p.m.Johnsonburg High School library