Some school districts in Rock and Walworth counties have received grants for broadband infrastructure, Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced this week.

Walker on Monday announced that 252 state districts will receive some of the $7.8 million in Technology for Educational Achievement (known as TEACH) Information Technology Infrastructure grants, according to a news release.

Local school districts that received grants included:

  • Whitewater Unified: $60,000
  • Brodhead: $41,817
  • Parkview: $33,960
  • Big Foot Union High School: $23,861
  • Linn J6: $16,238
  • Fontana J8: $15,940
  • Sharon Joint No. 11: $12,606
  • Linn J4: $1,005

“Increased technology in the classroom will help our students excel and further position Wisconsin to win the 21st century,” Walker said in the release.

Grants for fiscal year 2018 were available for school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile, according to the release. The funding amount for a district was then determined by the number of students within the district.

The TEACH program has awarded more than $13 million since it started in 2016, the release states.

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