Indiana schools will receive millions in state funds for student devices, internet connectivity
INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that local school districts will receive part of the $61 million in grants designed to improve connectivity and increases devices available to students and teachers.
Applicants for the grant submitted plans that included the purchase of student devices like Chromebooks and iPads, new or upgraded devices, and Wifi devices for families who lack reliable internet.
Grant awardees across the state include 184 traditional school corporations representing 1,366 schools, 64 public charter schools and 124 non-public schools.
The grants are provided through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund.
Twelve institutions of higher education will receive over $11 million in funds for specialized training for K-12 teachers.
The following school districts in northern Indiana will receive funds:
- Bremen Public Schools: $12,500
- Career Academy High School: $38,200
- Career Academy Middle School: $38,200
- Concord Community Schools: $80,000
- Culver Community School Corporation: $121,821.09
- Knox Community School Corporation: $116,195.50
- Lakeland School Corporation: $120,000
- LaPorte Community School Corporation: $362,500
- Michigan City Area Schools, Queen of All Saints, St. Stanislaus Catholic Schools, St. Paul Lutheran Schools, Notre Dame catholic School, Victory Christian Academy: $600,000
- Prairie Heights Community School Corporation: $100,400
- Rochester Community Schools: $31,500
- School City of Mishawaka, Mishawaka Catholic School, Queen of Peace School, New Vision Christian Academy: $166,500
- South Bend Community School Corporation (21 non-public schools in district): $1,857,900
- Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation: $304,000
- Union North United Schools, John Glenn School Corporation: $44,000
- Wa-Nee Community Schools: $151,500
- Warsaw Community Schools: $110,000
- Westview School Corporation: $49,500