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Highland Elementary School Installing New Computers, Faster Internet

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:21 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh


Highland Elementary students will see an upgrade in facility technology this fall, funded in part by a $15,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

This grant is going towards a $20,000 project to update their learning lab. Superintendent Chris Armstrong says the computer lab at the elementary school was outdated, with slow computers and a small internet bandwidth.

Armstrong describes what the grant is funding, “We’re going to get all new computers at the elementary along with some new learning software. We’ll also be taking our bandwidth from 20 megabytes to 200 megabytes so that’s going to allow us to do a lot more things with our students and technology at Highland Elementary. We’re really excited about the Foundation’s part in this by helping us get the new equipment.”

Armstrong says the new equipment will allow teachers to incorporate technology further in their lessons, from online assessments to virtual learning experiences. The new equipment was installed June 15. The project was also funded by the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy.