The Mississippi Board of Education approved Tunica County School District as a recipient of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) Competitive Grant in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for fiscal year 2010.
The ARRA grant provides $650 million in funds for the Educational Technology program, which is authorized under Title II, Part D, Subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The primary goal of the Ed Tech program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools.
Tunica County School District was awarded $241,243.52 for ARRA and $182,585.73 for YR8. Tunica County was one the five districts that was awarded both grants.
The grants will target Rosa Fort High School in the area of English and math, grades 9th – 12th. The purpose is to support educational technology enhancement and integration into the teaching and learning process in the classrooms, and to assist the school district in the implementation of a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in schools to help improve student academic achievement. It also strives to further integrate technology into the classrooms teaching process.
The following teachers and administrators attended the E2T2 Institute on June 16-18, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi: Dorothy Reed, Math Teacher; Kabreca Henderson, English Teacher; Debra Dace, Curriculum Coordinator; Stanley Collins, Principal; Derrick Dace, Assistant Principal; and Dianne Daley, Technology Coordinator.
A Technology Awareness Meeting is being planned for the month of July to establish parental and community involvement.
For more information please contact Dianne Daley at 662.363.3507 or check the school website.