The Baker-Polito Administration announced that 27 school districts will receive a total of $3.8 million in state grants for technology infrastructure.
Three schools in the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District will be receiving more than $220,000 to improve digital learning in the classroom. Woodland, Powder Mill and Southwick Regional School are the three schools receiving financial assistance.
This grant program helps public schools strengthen teaching and learning through the use of technology, including increased broadband access and Wi-Fi.
Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Willard said this grant will provide a better learning environment in the classroom, “That’s what you don’t see with the grant, it sounds like just infrastructure money, but what it’s really going to do is bring technology alive in our classrooms.”
The digital improvements will be made in the Southwick schools by the time school starts in the fall.
Western Massachusetts recipients of the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant include:
|District Name||School Name||State Grant Amount|
|Belchertown||Chestnut Hill Community School||$3,385.00|
|Belchertown||Jabish Brook Middle School||$17,661.64|
|Belchertown||Swift River Elementary School||$24,601.14|
|Gill-Montague||Gill Elementary School||$1,641.14|
|Gill-Montague||Great Falls Middle School||$45,122.92|
|Gill-Montague||Hillcrest Elementary School||$26,683.03|
|Gill-Montague||Sheffield Elementary School||$18,525.14|
|Gill-Montague||Turners Falls High School||$45,122.92|
|Hancock||Hancock Elementary School||$15,951.05|
|North Adams||Brayton Elementary School||$43,281.00|
|North Adams||Greylock Elementary School||$120,463.64|
|Northampton||Bridge Street Elementary School||$25,324.22|
|Northampton||Jackson Street Elementary School||$17,938.82|
|Northampton||John F. Kennedy Middle School||$58,112.30|
|Northampton||Leeds Elementary School||$12,382.52|
|Northampton||Northampton High School||$11,113.10|
|Northampton||R. K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School||$33,307.46|
|Southwick-Tolland-Granville||Powder Mill School||$63,044.73|
|Southwick-Tolland-Granville||Southwick Regional School||$57,254.05|