Assemblymember Cusick Announces $100,000 in Funding for Classroom Technology

December 5, 2018
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Staten Island – Two Staten Island schools are receiving $50,000 for classroom upgrades this year, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Mid Island, announced Monday.

Public Schools 26 and 30 intend to use the additional funding for classroom technology upgrades.

“Staten Island students deserve the very best classroom technology to help them learn, grow, and stay competitive in a changing world,” Cusick said. “This grant funding will enable our students to get their hands on some of the latest technology that will enrich their education.”

Public School 26 Principal Laura Kump said, “As part of our mission, we initiated Google Classroom in our school to support the diverse needs and high demands of 21st century technology. We are looking to expand the technology offerings in our school to include interactive Promethean ActivPanels and additional google chromebooks. The Promethean will be used to enhance learning experiences of all learners, making lessons more interactive and engaging. Purchasing additional chromebooks will provide access for students who may not have the means to purchase their own. We are so thankful to Assemblyman Cusick for his support of our school's mission and vision to provide equity through access to high quality learning experiences.”

Public School 30 Principal Alan Ihne said, “We are very excited to have received this grant. We are grateful to Assemblymember Cusick for providing these funds to us. We plan on using these funds to purchase various technology and STEM materials to help support our students. These funds will go a long way to providing our students with the tools they need to be successful.”