Two Hamilton County Schools awarded $50,000 Leonore Annenberg grants

East Ridge Elementary students Jaelyn, Josh, Boeyden, Malachi, Johnny and Makayla, from left, stand with HomeBound founder Kelsey Butler.

East Ridge Elementary and DuPont Elementary will get major library upgrades thanks to a grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children.

Each school will receive a $50,000 grant, and these awards mark the tenth and final year of grants from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children. The fund has given $7 million to 91 public elementary schools that are in financial need and serve a high proportion of children from families living in poverty over the past decade.

photo Garrett Payne uses an iPad at DuPont Elementary school Tuesday morning. The school has purchased dozens of iPads for use in their fourth- and fifth-grade classes to familiarize the students with the idea of using technology to find information.