****For Immediate Release*****
October 22, 2015



More Information: Megan Howard, 703.850.8618


FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT, LOCAL CHARITY, DELEGATE SUROVELL PARTNER W/ TITLE ONE SCHOOL TO BRIDGE DIGITAL DIVIDE

 

Mount Vernon, Va.- On Friday, October 23, Bucknell Elementary School will unveil to its 4th through 6th grade students its plan to provide laptop computers and in-home broadband Internet to families of every student.  

 

The program is a partnership with Delegate Scott Surovell, local non-profit Christian Relief Services and Cox Communications and was generously funded by a local donor who was unhappy with Fairfax County's lack of progress on providing digital devices to low income students in the Route 1 Corridor. Event details are below:

 

Friday, Oct. 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
Bucknell Elementary School
6925 University Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22307

The program schedule follows:

Principal Tim Slayter to speak and introduce guests
Delegate Scott Surovell, (VA-44) and Candidate for Senate
Paul Krizek, Executive Director of Christian Relief Services
Kathryn Falk, Cox Communications

The students will then have time to use and explore the new computers during the assembly. The students will be dismissed to their classrooms where their teachers will distribute the laptops.

 

Bucknell Elementary School is a Title I school in the Route 1 Corridor that is:

 

  • 12% Caucasian, 20% African American, 60% Hispanic, and 5% Asian  

  • 73% Free and Reduced Lunch 

  • 61% Limited English Proficiency 

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