By Melanie Tucker-The Daily Times
As the second semester begins, Mary Blount Elementary School has partnered up with the Leadership Blount Class of 2016 to achieve its goal of providing Chromebooks and iPad minis to every child in the classroom.
Members of LB Class of 2016 came to make a surprise announcement last week. The group has selected Mary Blount technology as its legacy project and has committed to raising a minimum of $36,000 to purchase needed equipment. Director of Schools Rob Britt, Communications Coordinator Betsy Cunningham, MBES Principal Jesse Robinette, Assistant Principal Suzanne Graves and the school’s teachers were present for the announcement. Britt said he was speechless when he learned about the huge commitment. He was also very complimentary of Mary Blount staff and their readiness to make this happen. “You have positioned yourself to be our first 1 to 1 school,” he said, referring to the ratio of one computer for every child. “We talked about a number of schools that we felt like would be very successful, but we kept coming back to Mary Blount.”