FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 27, 2014
Four WISD schools receive Apple grants
WACO, Texas – Waco Independent School District is pleased to announce that four of its elementary schools have been selected to receive an Apple grant as part of the ConnectED program. The award will enable Bell’s Hill, J.H. Hines, Kendrick and Provident Heights to provide a comprehensive 1:1 technology solution for every student and teacher, including Apple hardware, software, and services.
By providing students, teachers, and administrators with Apple technology, the four schools will be able to enrich classroom experiences and expand opportunities for their students.
“It’s a great day at Waco ISD!” proclaimed an ecstatic Superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain. “This grant will have a tremendous impact on our students and the Waco community. We are extremely thankful to Apple for leveling the playing field for more than 2,000 Waco ISD students who until this time have only dreamed of using an iPad.”
“This grant will allow our economically disadvantaged scholars the ability to access digital resources and create meaningful experiences using technology in new and innovative ways,” added Tra Hall, principal at J.H. Hines Elementary. “Our teachers will be given access to the latest instructional technology that will transform our classrooms."
Additional information about Apple and ConnectED is available at www.apple.com/education/connectED.
The Waco Independent School District as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or genetic information in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the education amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX, contact Waco ISD Executive Director of Human Resources at 254-755-9473 and/or Waco ISD Director of Athletics, at 254-745-2250. For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII, as amended, contact Waco ISD Executive Director of Human Resources at 254-755-9473. For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, contact Waco ISD Section 504 Coordinator at 254-755-9473 or; P.O. Box 27, Waco, TX, 76703.
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