FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board kicked off business in 2019 by approving a few items to help local schools and their students.

The board on Wednesday evening approved the action to purchase security equipment for Skyline Middle School, E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School and Ressie Jefferies Elementary School.

“We’re replacing a few cameras, but we also wanted to add a bunch of them, too,” said Tim Grant, who serves as director of technology for the division.

The equipment will cost $58,197. The project will be funded by money the board was awarded by the Virginia Department of Education School Security Equipment Grant Program.

The board also approved the Jenna Grace Lee Scholarship for female students at Skyline High School. The scholarship amount is $500.

“The spirit of this scholarship is to encourage the dedication and education of young ladies who will make a difference in the lives of others,” said Alan Fox, who serves as the director of secondary education in Warren County.

The eligibility requirements for the scholarship are females graduating high school with at least a 3.0-grade-point average and pursuing a two- or four-year degree.

The board also confirmed that the public hearing on the 2020 fiscal school year budget will be held on Feb. 6.

Catherine Bower will continue as the chairman of the board in 2019, while Doug Rosen will remain the vice chairman.

Contact Donald Lambert at dlambert@nvdaily.com