by Coy Holcombe.
We were notified last week that EISD will be receiving a technology grant from the Region VII Technology Cooperative in the amount of $18,000. The grant funds must be expended on instructional technology. Four major areas in which the funds may be expended include:
1. Expansion and/or upgrade of networks, labs, classroom applications, and related telecommunications systems.
2. Integration of technology into the teaching/learning process, including staff development
3. Acquisition of Internet services
4. Implementation and/or expansion of distance learning or other innovative programs
At the May board meeting, trustees approved upgrades to the district’s network infrastructure. Some of the these expensive will now be paid for through this grant.