NORTH ATTLEBORO – School officials had some good news to report this week.
A sizeable federal grant will enable the district to raise the C. freshen upchrome book Laptop computers distributed to local students, Lincoln Lynch, temporary store manager, told the school committee at its regular monthly meeting on Monday.
The grant of $ 710,000 distributed under Pandemic Relief Fund, will also allow additional hotspots to be set up to facilitate computer access.
In 2018, around 2,300 classroom and home use devices were leased to middle and high school students, using funds from an override of Proposition 2 1/2 that year.
Lynch cited the efforts of Meg Camire, student services coordinator, and Gideon Gaudet, director of technology, to secure funding.
Noting that Massachusetts has only been allocated $ 15 million, Superintendent John Antonucci said, “We have professionals on the ball.”
The association, which measures schools on multiple criteria, including technology and budget transparency, said the high school met all of its standards, Haviland told the board.
Chairman Ethan Hamilton said that while funding helped the school meet NEASC standards, it was “the leadership” of the school that made the difference.
The NEASC website lists North Attleboro High as accredited through 2027.