JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Toyota USA Foundation approved funds to improve virtual learning in school districts in Itawamba, Monroe and Tippah counties.
- South Tippah County School District - $90,000
- Monroe County School District - $20,000
- Itawamba County School District - $90,000
The Foundation approved $3.3 million in grants to support students in 13 states.
The grants will fund Wi-Fi access points, mobile Wi-Fi devices, laptop computers and software licenses.
The Foundation also approved funding for several school districts in Alabama.
- Huntsville City Schools
- Madison City Schools
- Madison County Schools
Dollar amounts added at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020.
Brian Jernigan, Superintendent of Monroe County Schools said in the following statement that the district is putting Toyota's donations to use:
"Our grant submitted to Toyota is to help with the puchases of devices for our students and teachers. This grant will help with the district match to the EDLA funds we are receiving from the state. Pending final amount, we plan to apply any additional amounts toward digital connectivity."
Photos in above video are from Toyota.