Superintendent Charolette Wagner announced that Manila Public School has been awarded a Technology Literacy Grant in the amount of $77,200. The funds will be used to purchase eight multimedia kits. The kits will include computers, scanners, digital cameras, printers, projectors and screens. These will be placed throughout the school. In addition, one multimedia projector and screen will be placed in the auditorium. Other funds will be used for professional development, supplies, and furniture.
Wagner and Technology Coordinator Kim Anderson worked together to develop a vision and budget for the project. Anderson then collected the necessary details and made sure the project met the criteria. The project will be used to expand the professional development for teachers in the area of technology, to provide access to mobile multimedia computers and other technological tools in the classroom, to impact learning and increase test scores, and to provide some technological training to parents and the community.