WESTFORD — As part of its commitment to safety and controlling costs, Nashoba Valley Technical High School has received a $4,080 loss-control grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association, the district’s property and casualty insurance provider.
The money will be used to buy two air-filter systems to eliminate airborne fine dust and paint spray when students and staff in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing technical program conduct repairs.
“This is the fifth year in a row we’ve applied for this competitive grant and received it,” said Nashoba Tech Superintendent Dr. Judith L. Klimkiewicz, adding that the school has used past grants to purchase the Lobby Guard identification system in its front lobby and other security and safety features required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
“These grants have helped us maintain an environment above and beyond what OSHA and the EPA demand,” Klimkiewicz said. “It’s critical to the safety of our students.”
MIIA loss-control grants are available to its member municipalities and school districts that apply upon recognizing a need. Grants are awarded to fund equipment purchases and implement training programs that address safety and loss-prevention issues.