School receives equipment grant
The Glenns Ferry School District received more than $1,800 in federal funding to help purchase new computer technology for its classrooms.
The Idaho State Department of Education selected Glenns Ferry and 17 other school districts in the state for a portion of more than $62,253 in federal funding to make similar technology purchases, according to state superintendent of public instruction Sherri Ybarra in a press statement on Friday.
The Glenns Ferry School District will allocate the money it received to purchase touch-screen laptops, wireless devices and other equipment.
State education officials received funds to help districts purchase new technology components for use by food service departments who participate in the National School Lunch Program. Administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the grants were awarded through a competitive application process, officials said.
Districts with 50 percent or more students on free- and reduced-price lunch received the highest priority in the selection process, officials added. A selection committee also looked at the level of need as well as the age and condition of the school's current technology devices, including hardware and software.
Other districts will use their funding to purchase items, including laptop and desktop computers, scanners, printers and software updates.