Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

July 19, 2013

Foundation donates $15,000 for laptops

In late June, Batesville Community Education Foundation leaders presented Batesville Middle School with a check for $15,000 to assist with its 1:1 computer initiative. The contribution kicks off a four-year pledge of $37,500, says BCEF administrator Kelly Poltrack.

At the beginning of this school year every BMS student will receive an 11-inch MacBook Air laptop. She points out, “The BCEF donation allows the parents’ cost to remain approximately the same for the laptops as it has been for books in recent years, keeping the program affordable for all students. The donation will impact every student at Batesville Middle School this year and over the next four years.”

Batesville High School educators successfully implemented the 1:1 initiative this past year and the entire school corporation is scheduled to do so by the 2014-15 school year. According to Jackie Huber, the Batesville Community School Corp. director of instructional technology curriculum, the technology vision is to provide today’s students with the skills and tools for tomorrow’s success. She states, “In order to successfully prepare our students for the 21st century, 1:1 technology is vital for all students. The computer in the hands of students opens a world of learning opportunities.”

Successes from the first year of the program at BHS included allowing equal access to technology for all students, increasing student engagement, encouraging creative thinking and allowing for greater teacher flexibility.

BCEF President Beth Meyers notes, “We at BCEF are excited to make a significant impact to so many people within the school system. These are the types of projects we intend to support as we continue to grow.” Poltrack adds, “Assisting in an important program such as this initiative is in keeping with our mission of enhancing academics, the arts and athletics in the Batesville community schools.”

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