Schools Receive Grants For Tech Upgrades
Students from local public schools in city council district 31 celebrated Black History Month through poems, music and skits Tuesday. Joining them was Councilman Donovan Richards who presented each of the schools in his district – 14 in Rockaway –with a minimum of $50,000 for tech upgrades. Additionally the Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology received $500,000 to upgrade a technology lab. PS 106, who lost all their tech in Superstorm Sandy, received $100,000.
“Many of us have this perception that we can’t be anything. But you can be the engineer, you can be the scientist, you can be the next teacher,” Richards said to the students at the Goldie Maple Academy PS/MS 333 on Tuesday.
The yearly grants are now known as the Nelson Mandela Technology Grants in honor of the late South African president.
Principals from Rockaway’s schools were also in attendance.