As Brick Township students head back to school this week, some are noticing some additions to their classrooms, thanks to a $1.9 million technology grant.
Speaking at a meeting with parents held earlier this week, Superintendent Walter Uszenski discussed the grant, which was awarded earlier this year. He commended those involved with preparing the grant, as they had to act quickly to get the application filed.
With the grant funds, the district has purchased several "smart tables," he said, which enables four or five children working at a table together on projects. As an example, he said the students could virtually dissect a frog on the tables.
The grant also enabled several buildings to go wireless, and increases the district's infrastructure. The grant also allowed for the purchase of Ipads for younger students, and about 1,500 Chrome books for older students to use.