NEWS RELEASES 2007-08
IMPACT III MODEL GRANTS AWARDED
Principals at 17 schools in the Asheville City Schools' System, Pamlico County Schools' System and Scotland County Schools' System will be able to purchase new technology equipment for students including computers and laptops, video projectors, electronic white boards and graphing calculators thanks to their schools' recent receipt of an IMPACT III Model grant. Students also will benefit from the professional development and support their teachers will receive to enhance their schools' media and technology programs.
"Through the implementation of the IMPACT Model in these schools, these LEAs should see a positive impact on student achievement," said Wynn Smith, NCDPI's interim lead for Instructional Technology.
IMPACT III grants are funded through the competitive portion of North Carolina's Title II, D, Enhancing Education Through Technology allocation from the federal No Child Left Behind program. The grants are aligned with the North Carolina Educational Technology Plan and IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs. In order to qualify for these grants, the districts participated in the IMPACTing Leadership Training.
The almost $3.4 million grant will be distributed as follows:
|SCHOOL||SCHOOL SYSTEM|| |
|Asheville High||Asheville City Schools||$510,000|
|Asheville Middle||Asheville City Schools||$320,000|
|Claxton Elementary||Asheville City Schools||$200,000|
|Hall Fletcher Elementary||Asheville City Schools||$145,000|
|Ira B. Jones Elementary||Asheville City Schools||$171,000|
|Isaac Dickson Elementary||Asheville City Schools||$200,000|
|School of Inquiry and Life Sciences||Asheville City Schools||$55,000|
|Vance Elementary||Asheville City Schools||$171,000|
|Fred A. Anderson Elementary||Pamlico County Schools||$144,000|
|Pamlico Primary||Pamlico County Schools||$137,000|
|Pamlico Middle||Pamlico County Schools||$143,000|
|Pamlico High||Pamlico County Schools||$295,000|
|South Scotland Elementary||Scotland County Schools||$175,000|
|Spring Hill Middle||Scotland County Schools||$210,000|
|I. Ellis Johnson Elementary||Scotland County Schools||$139,000|
|Sycamore Lane Middle||Scotland County Schools||$186,000|
|Washington Park Elementary||Scotland County Schools||$170,000|
Eligibility for these grants was based on the federal criteria of high poverty and high technology need.
For more information, please contact Wynn Smith, Instructional Technology, NCDPI, 919.807.3293.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.