Eighteen districts receive lunchroom technology grants

Eighteen school districts will share $62,253.26 in federal grants designed to pay for technology upgrades in cafeterias.

The grants will pay for laptops, desktop computers, scanners, printers and software updates.

SDE logoPoorer schools — with a majority of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch — were given priority in the application process.

The State Department of Education announced the grants Friday. Here’s the rundown:

  • Gooding School District: $5,000.
  • Lake Pend Oreille School District: $5,000.
  • Nampa School District: $5,000.
  • Orofino School District: $5,000.
  • Wendell School District: $5,000.
  • Weiser School District: $4,998.
  • Coeur d’Alene Tribal School: $4,949.97.
  • Lakeland School District: $4,947.10.
  • Teton School District: $4,444.
  • Kellogg School District: $3,577.05.
  • Kootenai School District: $3,250.
  • Blackfoot School District: $2,262.96.
  • Challis School District: $1,955.
  • West Jefferson School District: $1,877.99.
  • Glenns Ferry School District: $1,843.68.
  • Buhl School District: $1,135.68.
  • Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency: $1,011.84.
  • Soda Springs School District: $1,000.