Bartels: Crawford County schools receive over $11K to boost remote learning resources

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, September 2, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 2, 2020) Crawford County Community School Corp. recently received more than $11,000 in grant funding to invest in remote learning equipment and internet connectivity, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Bartels said schools statewide received a total of $61 million through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund, which was created by the federal CARES Act. Funding will help increase device access, internet connectivity, and educator training and development.

"Students and teachers are hard at work this new school year, and this additional funding will help them meet certain challenges that come with remote learning," Bartels said. "The success of our schools is tied to the success of our communities, and we need to work together to ensure students, teachers and families have the tools to continue to thrive."

Crawford County Community School Corp. is receiving $11,943 to put toward purchasing devices like Chromebooks and iPads for students, new or upgraded laptops and tablets for teachers, and mobile WiFi devices with subscription plans for households needing internet service.

According to Bartels, the GEER funding supports several education-related entities throughout the state. A grant application could be completed by a single school corporation or a combination of eligible education entities. The 257 applications received were evaluated by a team from the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana State Board of Education.

A full list of grant recipients is available here, and the governor's official announcement is here.


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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