Six area schools have received an extra boost for technology.
The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation recently distributed $1,000 in technology grants to all schools in the system, but six facilities received additional funding.
Rock Springs Elementary, Lincolnton Middle and East Lincoln High schools all received $2,500.
S. Ray Lowder, Pumpkin Center and St. James elementary schools all got an additional $1,000.
A total of 11 entries were received by the foundation this year. According to guidelines for the grant making process, entries were forwarded to an outside agency for judging.
The Southwest Education Alliance, headed by Dr. Earl Watson at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, served as the judging authority.
This is the first time the Public Education Foundation has awarded additional grants. The $1K grants have been the maximum amount dispensed.
The six schools will use the money for projects ranging from Communities in Schools to Hands On, Minds On, Eyes On Science.
Grant winners will be recognized during Wednesdayâ€™s Board of Education meeting.by Staff Reports