Lafayette Earns $100K Tech Grant

Lafayette Elementary School earned a $100,000 Dream Big grant for technology this week from Farmers Insurance.

Librarian Kat Tacea and former Lafayette teacher Lynn Gay submitted the grant application, aiming to provide an iPad for every five students in grades K-3, and a Chromebook for every two students in grades 4-5.

Farmers presented the check for $100,000 as a surprise announcement at the school.

“What a wonderful early holiday gift for our children, staff and community!” Lafayette Principal Wendy Thompson said.  “This grant supports the work we've been doing to plan and deliver instruction that is reflective of 21st Century teaching and learning.”

The award is among $1 million given to teachers and schools in 2015 by Farmers.