The final number was a smidge over $117,000 money to buy new firewalls and run fiber to a new school. The grant is competitive; we're competing with every other school district in the state (and regional entities and charter schools) for only $4,200,000 . The grant has a cap of $150K per application if everyone put in for the max, the State only has enough money for 28 awards. So, cross your fingers. Getting this money would be a huge boost. Fiscally, we can't afford these things without it, and spiritually it would feel like for the first time in a very long time, something had broken our way.
Hopefully we'll know in a couple of weeks. I'll post updates when we hear.
Happy 1st day of Winter everyone! I am thrilled to report that, here in Connecticut, daylight tomorrow will be 3 seconds longer!