Wichita Public Schools Welcome Donation from High Touch Technologies
February 23, 2012
Wichita, Kan. — The Wichita Public Schools recently accepted a significant technology donation from High Touch Technologies and Rent-A-Center. This donation will provide a broader reach for the Lexia reading program within classrooms.
As another extension of the relationship between the Wichita business community and USD 259, High Touch has donated 60 Dell computers to the school district. There are a total of seven schools in high need of additional computers.
High Touch is working with long-time business partner Rent-A-Center to donate the computers, which have been phased out by the rent-to-own company.
“We are excited to know these systems will be put to good use in the community, and more specifically, our students,” said Kevin Colborn, Chief Information Officer for High Touch Technologies.
The donated computers facilitate the Lexia reading program for Wichita Public Schools students. This program is a system of differentiated practice, assessment and instruction which ensures that teachers spend more time teaching, students spend more time learning, and all students’ reading skills are improved.
“It is great that High Touch is so involved in our schools and it is greatly appreciated by the school staff but more importantly our students. The donation will be very helpful for the schools that need more computers to support the Lexia program,” said Cathy Barbieri, Chief Information Officer, Wichita Public Schools.