School Districts On South Plains Receive Computer Grants

Floydada ISD is one of six school districts in Texas that will benefit from a technology immersion pilot grant.

On Friday, Texas Tech announced the partnership which includes Floydada ISD, Apple Computer Inc. and the Region 17 Education Service Center. The $350,000 grant will give each student and teacher at Floydada Junior High a lap-top computer to use in the classroom.

"Students are digital natives and teachers are sometimes digital immigrants and we have a need to authentically engage children of all ages in instruction and technology is one way to do that," said Wesley Fryer, Director of Distance Learning at Texas Tech.

Slaton ISD and Post ISD will also benefit from the grant.