The Board of Trustees of the Lapeer County Community Foundation recently authorized a grant that will provide 30 Chromebooks for Murphy Elementary in Metamora. The $6,000 grant will expand opportunities for students to access digital media resources and a host of academic tools.
Chromebooks are laptop computers that are specifically designed for web-based applications.
“We are thrilled to be able to accept this very generous award on behalf of our students,” said Murphy Elementary Principal Jeff Stanton. “There are many new and innovative ways for students to learn on the Internet, and this gift opens up a world of opportunities for students at every level.”
Stanton said the Chromebooks will be utilized for a host of new media projects, data analysis, standardized testing, game-based learning and much more.
LCS Superintendent Matt Wandrie said the purchase reaffirms the District’s desire to expand technology in the classroom.
“The Community Foundation has consistently supported the students of Lapeer,” Wandrie said. “We’re grateful for their focus on technology in education and confident this investment will produce positive results for students.“
The Lapeer County Community Foundation manages over 60 funds to provide grants for a wide range of charitable purposes. Since 1996, over $2.5 million has been given to enhance the quality of life in Lapeer County.
For more information, visit LapeerSchools.org.