Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent of Schools, has proudly announced that Calhoun County Schools has been awarded an Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Grant which will allow the school system to employ two additional personnel for the 2006-07 school year.

The grant award for the first year, including the equipment purchases, will be over $160,000.

The grant will provide two Technology Integration Specialists (TIS) to assist teachers in the integration of technology into their classrooms.

One of the specialists will serve the county's two elementary schools and the other will serve Calhoun Middle-High School.

Each of the Specialists will be provided with a laptop computer, a printer, a data projector, a palm, and a whiteboard.

County teachers and administrators collaborated in the writing of the grant proposal, said Greg Cartwright, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Each technician will receive 40 days of training during the summer of 2006 and throughout the 06-07 school year.

Throughout the 2006-07 school year, they will conduct a summer institute for county teachers in addition to after-school trainings and day to day work with teachers in their individual classrooms.

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