County School Corporations Receive $50,000 for COVID Technology Upgrades
Washington County Community Foundation, with a grant from the Indiana Association of United Ways has issued a $50,000 grant to our county school corporations. The funds, awarded based on enrollment population, are being used to enhance technology within all three school corporations to provide and disperse instruction during the pandemic by providing WiFi/MiFi hotspots to students without Internet, bus WiFi, and access points on school buildings.
Representatives from the corporations discussed common needs and the best ways to distribute the funds and agreed that all three corporations could utilize the funds to provide technology for student use especially with more students opting for virtual learning and in case the schools would close for an indefinite time period.
West Washington School Corporation will be applying their $10,000 portion of the grant for Verizon Mi-Fi Hotspots.
Salem Community Schools will be applying their $22,000 portion of the grant for Mi-Fi Hotspots, bus Wi-Fi to provide access to areas without internet access, and access points at Bradie Shrum Elementary to make it 1:1 ready at the K-3 level.
East Washington will be applying their $18,000 appropriation for student Mi-Fi Hotspots to allow students accessibility to curriculum while off campus.
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever