The students in the Round Lake Area Middle Schools should be all ‘a twitter’ over the awarding of $850,000 in stimulus money for upgrading the schools technology. Through the outstanding efforts of the administration these funds, which are part of a $10 million federal stimulus grant, will be used to purchase new laptops for every student in the middle schools. That means that each student in the sixth through eighth grade will hopefully have access to a school owned computer during the 2010-2011 academic year.
These grants were awarded to school districts who showed a substantial need for improved technology as well as having a higher than average number of low-income households. Only fifteen schools across Illinois received a portion of this grant money, so our hats are off to everyone at Round Lake School District 116 that played an important role in securing these funds.