Nace Earns National 'Views On Learning' Grant For UNUSC

Nace Earns National 'Views On Learning' Grant For UNUSC

LAKEVILLE, IN. - The Union-North United School Corporation received word that the school corporation has received a grant through 'Views on Learning'.

The school received the $24,479 grant for innocative technology to be used for student instruction.  UNUSC was one of five Indiana schools to receive a Technology Innovation Grant For Educational Purposes.

The Views On Learning Board of Directors handed out eight awards for a total of $154.015.

The list recipients for 2019 can be found below.  Annually, VOL awards up to $250,000 in grants to schools in our 23 Educational Broadband Service (EBS) areas.  Accredited schools may apply for up to $25,000 (based on enrollment) for innovative technology to be used for student instruction.

The following schools/districts have been awarded grants during this cycle:

School District City Usage Amount
South Central School Corp Union Mills, IN Makerspace Enhancement $25,076
Wawasee School Corp Syracuse, IN Portable Broadband Devices/Management $25,000
Union-North United School Corp Lakeville, IN Bus Fleet WiFi Deployment $24,479
Westview School Corp Topeka, IN Special Needs Panels, Devices, Software $23,802
Triton School Corp Bourbon, IN K-1 One-to-one Devices/Hotspots $18,358
Fort Myers Christian School Fort Myers, FL Computer Upgrades $15,000
St Matthew Cathedral School South Bend, IN K-8 Interactive Displays $14,800
Martin Luther Grammar School Sheridan, WY Library Automation and Bldg Security $7,500
Total Awards for Spring 2019     $154,015

"We received the grant through Views on Learning," said UNUSC Technology Director Jim Nace.  "They give out grants up to $25,000 based on school size.  It was a collaborative effort between myself, Beth Hawn, and Beth Mangus. I essentially presented 4 project options to (UNUSC Superintendent) Mitch Mawhorter and he choose the project he thought would be best for our students. We had to lay out the project and set measurements so we can report back to VOL. We will be equipping 26 buses with 4g wifi access so that students and athletes can use the wifi to complete assignments or prepare for the next school day. I am still negotiating and getting quotes on service."

Views On Learning is an educational non-profit foundation dedicated to bridging the "digital divide" by making cutting edge technology and services available to accredited educational institutions in 23 national Educational Broadband Service Areas.