LOCKPORT – The Lockport City School District received $50,000 in state funding last week to buy a “TechMobile” for use next summer around the city.
This summer, the district borrowed a bus from Ridge Road Express, the district’s transportation provider, and brought it to two neighborhoods a day, four days a week. The “TechMobile” carried educational activities, iPads equipped with math and English language arts apps, books, arts and crafts and healthy snacks to more than 900 children and adults during the summer, according to a news release from State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, who presented the funds Thursday.
“Many of our students come from economically disadvantaged circumstances, so this provides them with an opportunity to improve their skills and helps to level the playing field for them. The TechMobile provides all of our children with a distinct advantage that will prepare them for their future,” Superintendent Michelle T. Bradley said.