YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County commissioners are helping Youngstown students succeed at a community school.

The board awarded $300,000 in rescue plan money to the Mahoning Valley Community School. The school provides education with a trauma-based focused, dropout prevention and recovery education program.

The $300,000 will pay the cost of moving the school into a new building. The location has not been disclosed. Right now, the school is located in two places — Wilson Elementary and Oakhill Renaissance Place.

“We do have a permanent facility that we are working on a purchase agreement for with the state. We hope to have that completed by December and that will be the permanent location for our high school program and our collaborative program,” said Superintendent Jennifer Merritt

Administrators hope to be in the new building by next fall.

Patty Coller contributed to this report.