(Janesville, WI) Nick Crow, Gazette
The Janesville School District has received a matching technology grant of $25,000 from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative.
The initiative is funded by John and Tashia Morgridge through the Tosa Foundation, according to a news release from the district.
Over the past five years, the district has received more than $700,000 in grant funding through the Wisconsin Technology Initiative, which provides students and teachers with increased access to interactive whiteboard technology, according to the news release.
"With this grant, we will expand and extend the technology that is available to staff and students in several schools," Robert Smiley, chief information officer for the district, said in the news release. "It takes everyone's effort to create and sustain a strong educational technology program, and working with foundations is one way our district is funding innovative technology for our classrooms."
The school district will use money already budgeted for information technology to match the grant. The money will be used to purchase SMART Panels for 13 classrooms, according to the news release.
Classrooms at the following schools will be receiving SMART panels:
Craig High School
Parker High School
Edison Middle School
Franklin Middle School
Marshall Middle School
Harrison Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Madison Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary Schoo