Cleveland School to get 32 new computersPublished 11:06am Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Keeping up with technology is going to be much easier at Cleveland School, thanks to an anonymous donation that will be used in part to purchase computer equipment.
“About 6 weeks ago, the 544 Education Foundation received an anonymous, unrestricted donation that totaled about $75,000,” said Mindy Fuder, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “Computer equipment appealed to the donor, as they were interested in applying the donation to something tangible.”
After discussing area school needs with Superintendent Jerry Ness, the Foundation Board decided last week that they would like to use $32,000 of that money to purchase 32 computers for one of the computer labs at Cleveland School.
“Mandatory state testing cannot be done in the computer lab at Cleveland School because the computers are not up to date,” said Fuder. “These tests are essential to check student progress, and right now the school has to bring in mobile computers and hard wire them into the lab to do testing.”
The equipment has been ordered, and the computer lab is expected to be operational by Christmas.
The rest of the money will be invested and earnings will be used for future projects or grants.
The Fergus Falls 544 Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise, invest, and grant money through a charitable foundation to support educational programs.