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North Arlington Receives $30,000 donation to Launch 1:1 Chromebook Pilot at Middle School

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North Arlington Receives $30,000 Donation to Launch 1:1 Chromebook Pilot at Middle School!

Over the course of the past school year, stakeholders throughout the school district have been working diligently to increase available technology to students to enhance instructional strategies in the classroom. On August 27, 2018, the North Arlington Board of Education (NABOE) accepted a $30,000 donation from the North Arlington Education Foundation (NAEF) to offset the cost of purchasing enough Chromebooks and charging stations for every student in the 7th grade! The program will be monitored closely over the course of the school year and will hopefully expand to other grades in the coming years. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Stephen Yurchak stated, “We have always had a wonderful working relationship with the NAEF and we are grateful for their continued support. When they heard of our desire to implement this program, they immediately wanted to provide assistance. This is a great opportunity for our students and is another example of everyone coming together to support our school district.” NAEF Administrative Director, Barbara Kaiser said, “This was an initiative that we believed in and wanted to support. We know that the program will be successful and hope to see it grow.”

 

Pictured from left to right: Robert Dorsett, Board Member, George McDermott, Board President, Michelle Higgins, Board Vice-President, Nicole Russo, NAMS Principal, Barbara Kaiser, NAEF Administrative Director, Stephen Yurchak, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Kathleen Marano, School Business Administrator, Michael Asmus, Director of Technology, Heather Gilgallon, Board Member, and Edward Smith, Board Member.