Facebook Grant Will Buy 1,100 Laptops for Iowa School District
Wednesday was a great day for two Iowa school districts, and one community college. Facebook announced they're granting a total of $495,000 to the three entities, in an area in Iowa where the company's footprint is a large one.
The Bondurant-Farrar Community School District is receiving $355,000. The school will use the money to purchase 1,100 laptops for middle and high school students. The district's Superintendent, Rich Powers, says they'll be replacing older Chromebooks that are currently in use.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is being given $97,000 that they're utilizing to build a digital classroom.
The Southeast Polk Community School District will receive $40,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
Facebook has four data centers in Altoona and construction on a fifth is underway. The company also does annual grants through their Facebook Community Grants Program. Earlier this year, those grants, totaling over $200,000, were awarded to groups in eastern Polk County.