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2011 December Special Grants


  Thursday, December 2nd, the GEFFE board made a major contribution to the infrastructure of the information technology of the Grove Public School System by voting to approve the funding to update of all of the computers in the Grove Public Schools to Window 7 and Office 10.   This is a $11,145 grant and will allow the teachers and administration to exchange information and teach with the most up to date operating systems as education continues to be increasingly integrated in web based teaching systems and communications.  With over a 1,000 computers this reflects a cost of approximatley $10 per computer.   With some of the computers using out dated operating systems going back to the 1990's, there was a major problem integrating the entire school system.  Teachers could not easily communicate, and students would sometimes not be able to work on the same project in two classes.

The second area of contribution, $5,000, was to the mid high.  With the high school now having all of the areas of the school being "hot spot" the focus moves down to the mid high which is still working off of one wi fi modem.  The $5,000 was contributed to begin the changes needed to make the mid high totally integrated with the internet..   School superintendent, Mrs. Sandy Harper presented six different projects which needed funding, with the GEFFE Board selecting these two.  

 

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