Charter School seeks sponsors for tech upgrade

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Charter School student Andres Alvarado during a school presentation last December.

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 to raise the money needed to purchase the computers. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Mr. Ankrum at [email protected].

“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.”

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