On Monday, October 22, 2012, Joe Robach and the Greece Central School District unveiled new education devices that will put technology into the hands of Greece elementary school students. This project was done in an effort to increase students’ access to and understanding of technology, the district recently purchased 30 iPads for each school serving grades 3-5.
The education event was held at the Buckman Heights Elementary School Library. During the event, fourth grade students used the iPads to research crayfish with the school librarian. In addition to Buckman Heights, iPad stations have been added to Brookside Elementary School, Craig Hill Elementary School, Paddy Hill Elementary School, Pine Brook Elementary School and West Ridge Elementary School. The devices will be housed in school libraries and used to enrich lessons that are planned collaboratively between classroom teachers and librarians.
The Superintendent of schools said the addition of this new technology will go a long way in helping students meet the education goals of the Greece Central School District, which Joe Robach supports. Starting in 2014, New York State has said it will require students to take state assessments electronically and the school district if pursuing grant funds to ensure adequate resources for students in each school.
“Providing our students and schools with the most up to date technology is vitally important to improving their education. It is important that money is wisely invested into achieving results in our education facilities,” said Joe Robach. Joe Robach secured $75,000 in education funding for this project.