NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk's Richard C. Briggs High School could soon enjoy brand new computers with the help of financial assistance from the state.
State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) made the announcement recently that the state's Bond Commission has included a proposed "$302,990 to fund the purchase of new computers, other technology and furniture" for Briggs High School on the commission's Sept. 27 agenda, according to a release from Duff's office. The proposal is expected to receive the commission’s unanimous approval next week, according to the release.
“We live in a fast-paced world, and our children need to be up to speed with the latest technology in order to compete in an increasingly globalized economy," Duff said in the release. "Computers are now essential education tools, and I am delighted that the state will be financing new computers for Briggs High."
The funds are part of "a larger effort to make improvements to nine Commissioner’s Network Schools across Connecticut" that will include "alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment to help address school building and site deficiencies, and to promote the health, safety, and learning of students," according to the release.