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Technology department delivers $400,000 in technology through TLI grant

Students in Bastrop ISD have more access to technology now, after the Bastrop ISD Technology department delivered an assortment of new equipment to schools as part of the Texas Literacy Initiative grant.

Technology staff issued out thousands of computers, laptops, tablets and more this month to help ensure every student is strategically prepared for college and career literacy demands by high school graduation through access to technology.

“We recognize the important role technology plays in the classroom,” Technology Coordinator Randy Sharp said. “These devices are tools that can be used in preparing our students to be future ready.”

The TLI integrates and aligns early language and preliteracy skills for children from infancy to school entry. For students in grades K–12, the TLI emphasizes reading and writing instruction.  

Through the grant, the district purchased:

  • 30 desktop computers
  • 1175 Chromebook
  • 41 laptops
  • 85 iPads
  • 8 Chromebook carts
  • 17 projectors
  • 37 iPad stands
  • 3 learning centers
  • 34 document cameras

In addition, several campuses will have cafeteria projectors installed to expand the learning spaces available for students.

“I am thankful for our hard working technology staff for putting in the extra time required to ensure that we meet the challenges of providing innovative solutions for our students,” Sharp said.

The technology department purchased the new technology in late November and was able to have all the items in students’ hands within a two week time frame. TLI Year 4 funds require the district to have the equipment at the campuses by the end of December, and the hard work of technicians in the technology department made that possible.