Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D?SD) announced today that Eagle Butte School District will receive a $286,117 grant from the Department of Education’s Literacy and School Libraries Program. The funding will be used to provide 1,625 students with up-to-date materials and library computer technology.
“Providing students with greater access to library resources, books and technology enhances their educational experience and provides additional learning opportunities outside the classroom,” said Johnson. “This funding for Eagle Butte School District will help ensure that more students in our state have access to quality materials and a well-trained staff as they continue their education.”
The funding, going to a consortium of three school districts led by the Eagle Butte School District, will provide books, digital media and modern library technology, as well as hire a professionally trained library staff. In addition, the grant will provide students with access to the school library during nonschool hours.
The Literacy and School Libraries Program equips libraries with current resources for children, and, in addition to media specialists, better technology for school library media centers. This program is designed to improve the literacy skills of students in rural communities by providing greater resources to school libraries.
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