The Riverhead Charter School is seeking out local businesses interested in helping to sponsor a technology upgrade at the school.
The school’s principal and executive director, Raymond Ankrum, said this week that the school is looking to purchase 50 Google Chromebook computers, which cost $249 apiece.
“That’s a little bit over $12,000,” Mr. Ankrum said in an email Monday. “We want to solicit area businesses in hopes that they would sponsor a student or two.”
The school, which is located on Route 25 in Calverton, is utilizing the services of the online fundraising non-profit donorschoose.org to raise the money needed to purchase the computers. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Mr. Ankrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We want technology to help our students stay competitive with the more affluent school districts,” Mr. Ankrum said. ”Think of all of the good that this can do for our students.”