27 school districts to receive $3.8 million in state grants for technology infrastructure


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 NameSchool NameState Grant Amount
BelchertownChestnut Hill Community School$3,385.00
BelchertownJabish Brook Middle School$17,661.64
BelchertownSwift River Elementary School$24,601.14
Gill-MontagueGill Elementary School$1,641.14
Gill-MontagueGreat Falls Middle School$45,122.92
Gill-MontagueHillcrest Elementary School$26,683.03
Gill-MontagueSheffield Elementary School$18,525.14
Gill-MontagueTurners Falls High School$45,122.92
HancockHancock Elementary School$15,951.05
North AdamsBrayton Elementary School$43,281.00
North AdamsGreylock Elementary School$120,463.64
NorthamptonBridge Street Elementary School$25,324.22
NorthamptonJackson Street Elementary School$17,938.82
NorthamptonJohn F. Kennedy Middle School$58,112.30
NorthamptonLeeds Elementary School$12,382.52
NorthamptonNorthampton High School$11,113.10
NorthamptonR. K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School$33,307.46
Southwick-Tolland-GranvillePowder Mill School$63,044.73
Southwick-Tolland-GranvilleSouthwick Regional School$57,254.05
Southwick-Tolland-GranvilleWoodland School$107,869.40

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