Excellence in Education fills gap in technology funding with $59,000 grant | SierraSun.com

Excellence in Education fills gap in technology funding with $59,000 grant

TRUCKEE and#8212; The Excellence in Education Foundation recently voted to award the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District a grant for $59,000 to be used to complete Tier 1 of the districtand#8217;s newly implemented technology plan.

Earlier this year, the school district approved a technology plan, which seeks to standardize the technology equipment in all classrooms across the district. The first phase, or and#8220;Tier 1,and#8221; of the technology plan is $319,000 and is funded mainly by $260,000 from the districtand#8217;s Measure A budget. Measure A is a parcel tax adopted in 2000 that supports arts, technology and other programs. The $59,000 grant from Excellence in Education fills the gap between the Measure A funding and the districtand#8217;s plan.

and#8220;We have been working closely with the technology committee and the Foundation is incredibly impressed with the comprehensive and detailed plan the school district presented,and#8221; explained Ann Holmes Delforge, Excellence in Educationand#8217;s allocations chair.

Tier 1 of the district plan ensures a laptop computer, projector, sound system and wireless pointer for each classroom as well as a pilot program using Netbooks at Sierra High School.

For more information about the Excellence in Education grant program please call 550-7984 or visit http://www.ExinEd.org.