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Princeton School Board Receives Ballpark Project Grant Update

Princeton School Board members received updates on their grant application regarding financing to finance work for the Princeton Ball Park facility and summer maintenance work projects during their meeting held Monday night.

The Department of Natural Resources Grant, being sought to provide a $250,000 to help finance three fields, a parking lot, and a concessions/storage building has been delayed due to the pandemic. The State Parks Department has estimated a date of August 1st for their final approval and a potential construction date. Locally, the funding has come from a $150,000 matching pledge from Judy Derry Mahoney. The project has received over $70,000 in donations from multiple individual donors in the past year.

The new sidewalk project for the north side of the high school will be completed in July. That work will include the demolition and removal of the current walk area. A batting cage will be installed in the Stacy Center before the start of the school year. A replacement for the kitchen dishwasher will be done in August.

Princeton’s board approved the bid for a passenger vehicle if the vehicle is available. The bid from Pettijohn’s was approved pending availability and grant administration approval.

The Princeton School District has received $340,000 in ESSER II fund from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The district will spend $60,000 for textbooks, $60,000 for computer hardware and devices, $55,000 for elementary chromebooks, $25,000 for campus wide security camera upgrades, and $6,000 for junior high robotics equipment.

The district has been allocated nearly $775,000 in ESSER III funding. Recommendations for that funding will be presented at a later date.

Princeton’s board hired Angie Stockman as an Elementary Paraprofessional and Junior High Assistant Softball Coach. Michael Tipton was approved as Assistant Football Coach.

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