By Bonnie Seymour
News Star Reporter
Times are changing and so are the technological needs of students. With this is mind, Family and Consumer Science Teacher Haly Murray of Maysville High School applied for a career grant through the Career Technology Education Program and received $13,000 for high-tech upgrades.
“The grant is through the state and comes from the lottery fund. They started doing it about five or six years ago,” explained Murray.
In the first years the grant was only funded for $5,000, but each year that amount has increased and now there are two amounts; a $25,000 and a $15,000 grant.
“I applied for the $15,000 and got right around $13,000, so that’s pretty great,” she said.
Murray used the money to purchase a new smart refrigerator for her classroom, a 60” smart TV, 20 IPad Minis, and two charging stations for them.
“My 7th grade class will be using an online curriculum and they will be using the IPads daily to log into their book,” said Murray.
Murray feels students being exposed to new and updated technology is of the upmost importance and that the grant money was a way to allow for that exposure to happen.
“There was a lot of outdated technology and this was a good way to update everything so the kids can get hands on experience,” Murray shared.
This is the second year Murray has been teaching in the Maysville School District after spending 8 years at Purcell Junior High.