Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson announced a $100,000 direct aid grant for Mount Vernon schools that will be used to fund updated technology for 6th and 7th grade students.

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

February 26, 2014

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson joined with Senator Klein, and Mount Vernon Interim Superintendent of Schools Judith Johnson, along with many students, parents, teachers and principals from the local schools who will benefit from Senator Klein’s grant of $100,000 in direct aid to fund tablets, Smart Boards and lap tops for middle schoolers at public schools in Mount Vernon. 

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson said: “Primary and secondary schooling should offer the necessary tools and building blocks for a life of learning.  Studies have shown that iPads enhance our students’ educational experiences. I would like to thank Senator Klein for his leadership in securing this funding for our Mount Vernon Schools. It is critical that we provide our future leaders with a strong foundation so that they are competitive with every other student in our country and throughout the world.”