State Senator Scott Oelslager (R–North Canton) this week announced the Ohio Controlling Board’s release of more than $18.9 million to projects based in Stark County.
“My top priority in the Statehouse has always been to make Ohio the best place in the country to live, work, and raise a family,” said Oelslager. “The funds released by the Controlling Board reflect a strong investment in essential services and education resources that directly impact the Stark County community.”
Projects funded in Stark County include:

  • Releases of $158,239.52 and $2,434,584.79 to the Stark State College of Technology for the Energy Industry Training Center Project in Canton;
  • A release of $40,176.00 to the Ohio Facilities Commission for a Classroom Facilities Assistance Program in the Louisville City School District; and
  • A transfer of $198,982.64 and release of $1,548,982.64 to Youth Services for a roof replacement project at the Indian River Juvenile Corrections Facility in Massillon.

Through the Straight A Fund, the Controlling Board made awards to two projects that will impact nearly 30,000 students in Stark County:

  • The Canton City School District was awarded $988,972.00 to fund the K-2 transformation to literacy and math preparatory schools, the second phase of the district's Brighter Tomorrow Plan; and 

The Young Entrepreneur’s Consortium, made up of education partners throughout the Stark County area, was awarded $13,604,214.38 to introduce students to work-based learning experiences.

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