F-L school district reboots for tech grant


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Lapel - Several years ago, the Indiana Department of Education turned down Frankton-Lapel Community Schools’ application for a hefty technology grant.

Since that time, the district has worked hard to use a smaller $30,000 DOE Innovative Planning Grant to make sure it doesn’t get denied the big prize again.

“We’re better prepared to get the grant this time around,” Frankton-Lapel Assistant Superintendent Sterling Boles said. “Our campuses are all wireless now, and they weren’t a few years ago.”

That includes knowing what kind of new one-to-one technology the district should purchase if it is awarded the $100,000 technology grant in March.

Boles said the district has done plenty of research and planning to move forward with implementing a technological strategy for all students.

To help them figure out which way to go with the planning, the technology committee and district officials visited four school corporations. Their visits included trips to Hamilton Heights and Danville corporations to gather the latest ideas on what works best for students and staff.

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