July 23, 2016

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Buckeye awarded maintenance grant

YORK TWP. — A state agency has awarded Buckeye Schools with a $60,000 grant to improve the district’s maintenance and custodial efficiency.

“This is actually the third time we’ve applied for this and it’s the first time we’ve got it,” Superintendent Brian Williams said. “I’m really excited about this.”

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded more than $500,000 to 13 agencies statewide for various efficiency programs.

Williams said Buckeye would use the grant money to hire Clean Concepts Group to assess the district’s efficiency.

He said he hopes to have the company come up with ways to give workers some understanding of managerial tasks, so they can have more flexibility in the workplace.

“It’s really a bottom-up management style,” Williams said, adding the grant will allow Buckeye Schools to collaborate with Cloverleaf Schools.

David Goodman, director of the state agency, said the grant comes from the Local Government Efficiency Program, which assists communities with shared services and efficiency projects in all aspects of operations.

“Through sharing services and collaboration, communities can save money and deliver their services more efficiently,” Goodman said.

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