Arcola 1:1 Individual Digital Learning Program Riding Innovation to Excellence
Fundraising Campaign Raises More Than $643,000 To Support iPad Program For Arcola Students
Program set to launch Fall 2014!
$643,000 has been raised to ensure that all students in the Arcola School District have access to 1:1 Digital Learning. Generous donors surpassed the initial goal and have supplied funds for full implementation of the program.
“We believe this is a real game-changer for the school and our students. The direction is right. We have the administration and teachers to truly ride innovation to excellence. We cannot thank our donors enough.” – Tim Monahan, Fundraiser Chairman
This successful capital campaign will make the Arcola School District the a leader in the state of Illinois in bringing iPads and digital learning to students spanning kindergarten through high school. Arcola will also be one of the smallest schools in the country to implement the full K-12 1:1 program.
TOTAL FUNDS RECEIVED
Total Donations: $642,877
Total Expenses: $624,978
Contingency Fund= $17,899
“It is so rare to find such an amazing collaboration between a school and a community! This partnership will allow the students from Arcola to be competitive with students from schools (large or small) anywhere!” - Tom Mulligan, Superintendent
The 1:1 Digital Learning Program will launch October 2014.
The full district launch comes after a successful pilot program was used during the 2013-2014 school year to test out the initiative in the school. The pilot program test results proved the combination of specialized education, trained teachers and access to digital learning technology make a significant impact on the lives and academic success of local children.
“School got so much better, and I like it now.” - Jimmy, 4th grade, Miss Wellbaum’s class
This privately funded initiative will change the lives of these central Illinois students and is a great example of a school-community partnership. This campaign was made up 100% of local volunteers with every dime going to the school.