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Burgin Independent Receives Corning Foundation Grant

Will Use Funds To Purchase Equipment

Shawn Markham of the Corning Foundation, center, presents a check to Burgin Superintendent Will Begley, left, and Principal Chris LeMonds, right.

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

The Corning Incorporated Foundation awarded a $10,500 grant to Burgin Independent Schools to purchase 19 13-inch Apple MacBook Airs, 19 65-inch TVs and 19 Apple TVs for high school, middle school and elective teachers.

Over the summer, the district plans to purchase 21 13-inch Apple MacBook Airs, nine 65-inch TVs and nine Apple TVs for the elementary school and the rest of the teachers. The district is using a combination of the Corning grant and school funds.

Currently, all 6th through 12th graders in the Burgin Independent Schools have a personal electronic device as part of a “1-to-1 initiative” which was implemented several years ago. In addition, all K-5 classrooms have 4 iPads and 4 desktops computers.

The board will hold a working session on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the school board room. The next meeting of the Burgin Board Of Education will be Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.

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