Money will be used to purchase more than 20 Google Chromebooks for the classroom
The Gervais School District was recently awarded a grant for $5,000 to purchase more than 20 Google Chromebooks for classroom use at Gervais High School.The grant came in cooperation with local telecommunications company DataVision Cooperative, which reached out to the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) — a fellow member of the National Rural Broadband Association — to apply for annual grants that the FRS awards to small towns around the country.
“Supporting the local Gervais community is important and we were so pleased to be able to work with the school district on the grant and so very excited that they received this award,” DataVision President and General Manager Renee Willer said. “Quality education and quality broadband go hand in hand in driving the success of students in today’s connected world.”
The Chromebooks will help provide students mobile access to the internet that they can use to complete homework, apply for scholarships and colleges and seek job opportunities.
“This grant would replace currently outdated technology and allow students to develop skills that will allow them to be competitive as they move from high school to college, trade school and into the workforce,” Willer said.
The grant is one of nine awarded this year by the FRS, which seeks to partner with local telecommunications companies around the country to help enhance the quality of life in rural towns. The Gervais grant is the largest that FRS handed out this year, totaling nearly $26,000 in grants to rural cities in the United States.
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