THS receives $12,500 technology grant

Thanks to a grant from Frontier Communications, Trumbull High School students will be getting a better education — or at least one that’s more technology advanced.

The Trumbull Board of Education was named a recipient of a $12,500 grant, part of Frontier’s Public Educational and Government Programming (PEG) Grant Program.

According to a press release, the grant program’s goal is to increase the quality and quantity of community access productions and educational initiatives supported by these programs within local school systems. The majority of the individual PEG grants will be used to make capital improvements to studios through the purchase or upgrading of camera equipment and software needed to create video productions.

Frontier announced the $225,000 in grant funding, which was spread across to 15 Connecticut schools, Thursday, July 14.

“Frontier believes in the importance of enhancing the communities we serve. We are delighted to provide these deserving organizations and schools with the funding necessary to improve their community public access programming and Frontier understands the importance of supporting the educational programming necessary for students looking to learn more about production and television,” said Paul Quick, SVP and General Manager of Frontier’s Connecticut operations.

The following 15 organizations are the recipients of the PEG grants:

  •         Amity Regional High School

  •         Trumbull Board of Education

  •         Salem School District

  •         Norwich Public Schools

  •         East Haven Public Schools

  •         Regional School District 18 (Lyme/Old Lyme)

  •         Wallingford Public Schools

  •         Windsor Community Television

  •         West Hartford Community Television

  •         Hartford Public Access Television

  •         Nutmeg Community Television (Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville)

  •         Skye Cable XIII (Middlebury, Plymouth/Terryville, Prospect, Waterbury, Wolcott)

  •         Branford Community Television

  •         North Haven Community Television

  •         North Branford Public Access Group

School districts will also use the funding to enhance curriculum and create classes with more enhanced technological initiatives, including distance learning and programs that connect students from different classrooms at different schools within their community.