BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Thirteen school districts and childcare organizations across Idaho are innovating technology thanks to more than $ 175,000 in Federal Technology Innovation Grant (TIG) funding distributed by the State Department of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction to implement child nutrition programs Sherri Ybarra announced.

SFA equipment Grant Award
Emmett School District 8 Fujitsu desktop scanners $ 3,199.92
Orofino Joint School District Keyless entry, temperature monitoring system $ 24,000
Challis joint school district 3 laptops, Mosaic Cloud back-of-house menu planning for multiple locations, nutrition analysis, production records, inventory and ordering software, setup, support for 2 locations. $ 5,873.96
Culdesac Joint School District 2 computers and 1 laptop $ 3,235.19
Nampa School District Mosaic cloud-based menu planning, POS, F / R app and inventory control upgrade $ 23,885
West Jefferson School District Mosaic POS, meal planning and inventory $ 8,803
Jerome School District Copier, 12 computers, 4 desktops, 6 printers, 7 Dymo labels $ 19,912.93
Vallivue school district EMS LINQ – Upgrade the server database to a cloud based service. 13 thermopens and boots, 1 iPhone inventory scanner, setup and training, inventory, menu planning, shopping, bluetooth temperature monitoring $ 20,117
Pocatello school district 19 Chromebooks $ 10,703.67
Firth school district Computers, scanners, keyboards, menu planning software and licensing $ 10,753
Children’s learning world 10 Surface Go 2, 8 Workforce Pro 6 Pavilion All In One, 1 website design, 2 ProCare software licenses, 2 QuickBooks licenses $ 24,000
Lewis-Clark State College – Children’s College 1 iPad, 5 iPad cases, Apple Care insurance $ 653
Nutrition Works by Jannus Kidcare by Minute menu training $ 20,000

The mini-grants help districts and organizations purchase technology solutions for the child and adult care program, the summer food service program, and the national school lunch and breakfast programs.

“Each mini-grant is tailored to the specific local needs, from computers and scanners to programs for menu planning, inventory control and nutritional analysis,” said Superintendent Ybarra. “The technology provided by these grants will improve the performance, accountability and data accuracy of child nutrition programs across Idaho.”

This is the second round of TIG distribution in Idaho under a US Department of Agriculture grant to the SDE. In Round 1, 13 districts and organizations received mini-grants of more than US $ 131,000 last spring.

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