City Schools receive grant

From Staff Reports

   Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) have received a state grant, totaling $11,154, under the "Safe Schools Act of 1998," to enhance campus security and communication at three elementary schools.
   Rondald Taylor, assistant director of schools, applied for the grant on Nov. 14. On Nov. 26, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Faye Taylor notified ECS that the grant had been approved. There is a local match of $1,906.
   "We appreciate the quick turnaround and approval," Taylor said.
   Monies will be used to purchase two-way radios for West Side Elementary School; enhance intercom communication between the office and classrooms at East Side Elementary School; and upgrade security to the door at the main entrance to Harold McCormick Elementary School.
   Two-way radios for East Side and Harold McCormick and surveillance cameras for T.A. Dugger Junior High (TAD) and Elizabethton High School (EHS) have already been purchased.
   Last year, Elizabethton City Schools received the Safe Schools Award from the Tennessee Department of Education. The award was presented before a session of the Tennessee General Assembly.
   ECS enrollment, by school, is as follows: East Side, 247; Harold McCormick, 336; West Side, 258; TAD, 538; and EHS, 874.