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School District of Eleva-Strum receives federal grant money to buy new technology

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iPad Eleva Strum School Student

If your child attends the School District of Eleva-Strum, they'll probably get some new hardware, along with some other area schools.

STRUM (WQOW) - If your child attends the School District of Eleva-Strum, they'll probably get some new hardware, along with some other area schools.

Thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's "Emergency Connectivity Fund Program," the School District of Eleva-Strum will receive more than $242,000 in grant money.

Superintendent Cory Kulig said many of their school's devices are four years old or older, so they'll use the money to buy new iPads for kindergarten through eighth grade and to offset the costs of the laptops they previously bought for their high schoolers.

Kulig said their students attend a rural district, so staying digitally connected can be tough.

"It's a great opportunity for our students," Kulig said. "We're very appreciative. We thought we wrote a great benefit so we could most benefit our students. We look forward to getting devices in kids' hands and upgrading our fleet and providing a robust learning atmosphere for our students."

Other local school districts that were allocated technology money include Altoona, Elk Mound, McDonell Area Catholic Schools and Regis Catholic Schools.

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