Computer initiative receives support
The ISHS One-to-One Computer Committee has received word that the Iola Old Car Show Foundation has committed $10,000, the Iola Lions club has committed $5,000, and Dale and Stacy Bestul $2,500 toward the fulfillment of our goal of $100,000 to initiate the program.
Our committee is still actively pursuing additional funding to fulfill the $100,000-plus goal.
The school district implementation plan is taking shape nicely. Anything that can be done to facilitate things, has been done, in an effort to allow us to immediately proceed when sufficient funds become available.
The remaining funding to initiate the program, which will require purchase of approximately 300 netbook/la top computers, will have to come from within the community and be available before the school can implement.
The school district expects to become a Google Apps for Education school by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.
This is an opportunity that cannot be delayed. E-texts, e-books and electronic communication and collaboration are part of our society. Technology-based education will more thoroughly prepare ISHS graduates for a future in the 21st Century.
If anyone has questions or concerns about the project, or wants to make a contribution, call the high school at 715-445-2411 or contact committee members Sara Anderson, Terrell Bonnell, Tamela McCartney, or William Lund.
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