Brocton School receives $11K grant for tablets

BROCTON – An $11,230 Discover Pathway to Financial Success Grant has been awarded to Brocton Central School.

High School Principal Jason Delcamp made the announcement during a recent board of education meeting. The money will be used to purchase about 30 Microsoft tablets.

Business teacher Diane Eades wrote the grant application for the school.

“This application was very similar to the one she wrote last year,” Delcamp said. “Diane is a teacher that works very hard and volunteers to bring items such as these tablets into our school’s programs. Last year, we bought iPads, so we’ll be buying Microsoft’s version this year.”

Also during the meeting, Kimberly Gates was approved to instruct lifeguard training courses for the district on an as-needed basis at a stipend of $12 per hour. Superintendent John Hertlein called her appointment an “excellent” move.

Board member Thomas DeJoe and David Lowrey of the Iroquois Central School District in Elma were nominated to serve on the Erie 2 BOCES board.

Several change orders for the EXCEL Capital Project were approved, including repairs for leaks in an old steel line and replacements of some existing pipes that were broken ($2,824), the enclosure of exposed piping in the band room ($1,053) and replacements of broken check valves on the pool water supply and return ($977).