Whittier school awarded $5K grant

WHITTIER - Meadow Green Elementary in Whittier has received a $5,000 grant to replace two broken computers and aging computer mice and keyboard, Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon announced.Meadow Green serves 477 students in preschool through sixth grade. Earlier this year, the school applied for the Barona Education Grant, requesting funds for its computer lab. The grant is awarded by the Barona Band of Mission Indians. Because the computer lab is heavily used, the replacement of technology equipment is an important part of each student's instructional program and improves the quality of education they receive, Calderon said. "I am pleased to support our local schools in obtaining equipment that will enrich their students' academic lives," Calderon said in a statement. "I applaud the Barona Tribe for awarding this grant and continuing to invest in and enhance the quality of education in our schools across California. I am proud to have helped make this award possible and I am confident that Meadow Green Elementary will benefit tremendously from these funds."

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27