Carter County schools receive grant

From Staff Reports

   Rep. Ralph Cole (R-Elizabethton) said Tuesday that the state will award the Carter County School District a $185,101 technology improvement grant. The money will be used to install video wiring in school classrooms, to upgrade the local school's Web site, and to build teacher-presentation stations.
   "These grants are very hard to get. Our schools will be one of the few Tennessee schools to receive this particular grant. This money should greatly enhance their technology effort," Rep. Cole said.
   The grants, which are need-based, primarily target public schools in rural communities or those with higher poverty ratios. Only 12 school systems in Tennessee received the technology grant, which ranged from $24,900 to $200,000.
   Cole said he commended local officials for their work in securing the grant. "This money will be very helpful in improving our information and communications network," he said.