Braintree Public Schools will be getting several new pieces of technology with the help of a $1,200 grant from the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub.
The restaurant raised the funds in a 10-year anniversary celebration held on Sept. 18, selling raffle tickets as well as donating a portion of the restaurant’s sales for the day.
“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of serving great food and drink to our guests and are passionate about giving back to the community in whatever way we can,” said Bob Tierney, general managing partner of the Braintree Ninety Nine Restaurant, in a release. “We fully support the Braintree Public School System and look forward to continuing that relationship for years to come.”
The funding is a welcome addition for the schools, said Superintendent Maureen Murray.
“That’s a nice little extra gift that we were not expecting. We’re thrilled about that,” she said.
The money will upgrade several LCD projectors that currently don’t have interactive capabilities, Murray said, a key component to developing engaging tools for students to learn.
The funding is especially helpful as Braintree tried to update technology in the administrative side as well. With competing needs, and the desire to put more technology in the hands of students, funding is always tight.
“There are three levels of needs, and we’re really pleased we got a bit of a head start,” Murray said.