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Did Inglewood USD Miss Another Opportunity

untitledMontebello Unifed School District applied for and received federal E-Rate funds to increase technology for their students.

Students at La Merced Elementary School were among the first to be given wireless laptops as part of Montebello Unified School District’s $7 million plan to provide all of its fourth- through ninth-grade students in its elementary, middle and high schools, with the technology to successfully compete in a global society.

The district was able to pay for the 12,500 laptops through the government’s E-Rate program, which allows eligible schools to apply for and receive discounts for certain approved telecommunications services, Internet access and other eligible equipment and services.

Whose job is it to apply for grants in the Inglewood USD?  Looks like if more qualified people were hired we would have the same opportunities for our kids that neighboring districts are providing for their students.

Its cool though, a couple of Bennett-Kew students received laptops from State Senator Rod Wright for achieving academic excellence in the IUSD.  That’s a nod to their teachers being great educators.  Inglewood kids get the shaft but still find a way to achieve.

Read more: http://wavenewspapers.com/news/local/east_edition/article_04e0e90c-8769-11e2-a079-0019bb30f31a.html


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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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