1-TO-1 iPADS AT PARKROSE HIGH SCHOOL
Parkrose School District
TOTAL PROJECT: $735,874
The grant investment supports Parkrose School District efforts to improve 9th Grade credit attainment, English Language Learners progress and High School Graduation rates. Parkrose High School will begin providing iPads to all students this Fall, along with providing extensive teacher training to take advantage of technology to create effective learning environments for all students. A robust wireless network will provide access to the Internet throughout the outside areas of the High School campus so that students without access at home can remain connected after school buildings officially close.
Funds for the TechSmart Initiative derive from the cable services franchises negotiated by the MHCRC with Comcast, Frontier, CenturyLink and Reliance Connects. The cable companies pay three percent of their gross revenues for video services in Multnomah County to support community uses of cable system technology, including funding for the MHCRC’s Community Grants program. Cable companies enter into franchise agreements in order to use the public right of way for their business purposes.