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Dayton Schools to Increase Pay for Police Officer, Moves Forward with Building Projects

The Dayton Board of Education approved an increase in payment to the City of Dayton for the school resource officer provided by the police department.

The payment will increase $2,873 above the current contract with the city.

Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent Jay Brewer said that the district wanted to remain competitive with other schools, and the state allowed for more funding for school resource officers, creating the opportunity to up the payment.

Dayton High School and Lincoln Elementary School share an officer since they are so close.

Meanwhile, the board raised the annual stipend for the district's athletics director from $6,500 to $7,250.

The board also increased the cost of breakfast and lunch for adults who eat at the schools. The new costs will be $2.50 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.

All food workers in the district received a $1 hourly raise.

In other news, Director of Student Services Ron Kinmon said that attendance in the district was down slightly. He also reported that security cameras and a new key system have been installed at Lincoln.

The new football field scoreboard is also installed.

The board approved the last payment to the Leo J. Brielmaier Company in the amount of $69,618 for the Dayton High School renovation.

The board also approved a BG-1 for the purchase of properties at 773 and 767 Third Avenue.

(The Kentucky Department of Education notes that a BG-1 is a three page document that outlines the district's plans for properties or construction projects, along with expected costs and sources of funding. It is submitted to KDE for review before work begins.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor