Students at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School will get a little extra taste of technology this year following an $11,000 donation from the Rocky Point Parent-Teacher Association that will go toward buying 30 tablets.
Raised by the ad-hoc committee and donated to the district on Aug. 15, the funds will purchase 30 Acer Ionia tablets which will be available to individual classrooms one-at-a-time. The school will have a cart for the tablet that will go around the school and let third-through fifth-grade students get a hands-on experience.
Susan Wilson, executive director for educational services, said the tablets would be used for "applications, word processing and doing research on the Internet."
"This a very generous donation from our PTA and we are looking forward to having this cart of mobile tablets available for our teachers at Joseph A. Edgar to integrate technology into their instruction," said Superintendent Dr. Michael Ring.