Eleven Idaho schools, including seven in Southwest Idaho, will share $3 million in state funding to develop technologies that could be used in schools across the state.
The schools are: Beutler Middle School in Dayton, Compass Public Charter School and Discovery Elementary School in Meridian, Idaho Distance Education Academy based in Deary, Kuna Middle School in Kuna, McCall-Donnelly High School in McCall, Middleton High School in Middleton, Moscow Middle School in Moscow, Park Intermediate School in Weiser, Parma Middle School in Parma, and Sugar Salem High School in Sugar City.
Across the state, 81 schools requested $19.5 million in grants.
Schools have one or two years to develop the technologies. Funding is for one year.
“In the future, we will take what we learn from these pilots and expand our efforts so all students – not just those who are fortunate enough to attend these schools – but every student in Idaho has equal access to the best educational opportunities,” said Tom Luna, Idaho state superintendent of public instruction.