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BLACK RIVER FALLS — The school district has received a $57,273 grant as part of $7.8 million granted for broadband infrastructure upgrades to 252 school districts.

The grant is part of the Technology for Educational Achievement Information Technology Infrastructure grants. Since the program was created in 2016, it has awarded more than $13 million in grants.

“We are pleased to announce 252 school districts across the state will receive grants to increase and improve technology in their classrooms,” Gov. Scott Walker said. “We are investing more actual dollars into public classrooms than ever before, increased technology in the classroom will help our students excel and further position Wisconsin to win the 21st century.”

Through an application process, grants for fiscal 2018 were available to eligible school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile.

Funding amount available to a school district was determined by the number of students within the district.

For teacher training, 590 grants to rural schools totaling nearly $4.5 million have been awarded.

Each year of grants has allowed district teachers to attend, arrange and provide training activities to build the information technology knowledge and capacity of teachers.

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