"Connecting the Unconnected" Grant

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"Connecting the Unconnected" Grant
Thank you to IMLS, the Indiana State Library, and the LSTA program for the 2008 technology mini-grant.
althp 2133 mini notebook with Kingston jump drive and backpack
Our first year with the mini notebooks has been very successful. Several students took the opportunity to borrow them overnight. The majority of our borrowers were junior high students. Students quickly learned how to use Open Office, save documents to the jumpdrives, and save to their folders on the school network. The mini notebooks will be available for student check out in August. Additional information about this grant and guidelines are listed below.
The South Ripley Jr. Sr. High School Library Media Center has received a grant from the IMLS. This grant will increase the number of computers available in the library media center and provide students who do not have home computers with the use of laptop computers overnight.
This grant has helped us purchase eleven (11) hp 2133 model mini notebook laptops. Each mini notebook will be checked out from the library with a Kingston jump/thumb drives and a hp backpack.
Students will be able to use the mini notebooks in the library media center during the school day. The mini notebooks will easily connect to the school network through a wireless connection.
Students who do not have computers at home will be able to check out a laptop computer to take home for the evening. In order to borrow a mini notebook laptop computer the students and parents/guardians agree to the following:
Students, parents and/or guardians agree to abide by the laptop guidelines. The cost of the laptop is $530. Should the laptop become damaged and/or lost, the students, parents, and/or guardians agree to reimburse the South Ripley Library Media Center for any damages or replacement.
"Connecting The Unconnected" laptop grant agreement maybe picked up from Mrs. Strimple in the library media center.
Parents, Guardians, and students who are interested in this opportunity need to contact Mrs. Strimple at 689-5303 or bstrimple@sripley.k12.in.us for details.

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