The Commack School district received a $145,000 grant from Sen. John Flanagan's office, which will be used for new technology in classrooms, Superintendent Donald James announced at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.
With the grant, the district will purchase Apple iPads and cases, AppleTV devices and related cabling, instructional iPad applications for students, dedicated video conference stations, additional WiFi access points and additional multi-functional printers.
Commack School District has greatly increased its use of technology over the past year, including garnering 165 new, grant-funded iPads, increased bandwidth for public WiFi and building its capacity for future technological devices.
The district will implement a new video conference station in every building this year, and is also continuing its investment in multifunction printers that use cloud-printing technology, meaning documents can be printed from any computer or connected device. The printers also have to ability to scan documents to email and home folders, which district officials said will save money on paper, toner and maintenance.