Brielle Education Foundation raises $40K for classroom technology

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COURTESY OF BRIELLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

BRIELLE — The Brielle Education Foundation [BEF] collected an estimated $40,000 for donation to the Brielle Elementary School last week, during its annual cocktail party fundraiser at the Manasquan River Golf Club on Thursday, Nov. 14. The money will be used to purchase classroom technology, including Chromebooks and Promethean boards [a brand of interactive whiteboard with computer connectivity].

“All the technology we have in our school is through the foundation, and not a burden for taxpayers,” Christine Carlson, superintendent of Brielle Elementary, said. “Our kids are thriving because of the generosity of this community. Enough cannot be said about the [BEF’s] hard work and what they do.”

The foundation was formed in the late 1990s “to help raise funds that the typical school budget does not cover,” said BEF President Stephanie Frith. Over time, the foundation’s scope has tightened, to focus on the obtainment of new tech.

“That is where it’s gone, over the years,” said Ms. Frith. “Because that is what Chris Carlson has expressed a need for, to keep up with the changing times for these kids.”

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