Hawthorn District 73 PTO donates $25,000 to close technology gap
As part of the Hawthorn Parent Teacher Organization's annual distribution to Vernon Hills-based Hawthorn Elementary District 73, $25,000 is being provided to offset the costs of technology purchases in support of remote learning.
The funds will help close the technology gap by ensuring that all of the district's students and families have the tools they need to access remote learning.
"We truly appreciate the PTO's support," Superintendent Peter Hannigan said in an announcement of the donation. "One of our top priorities during these challenging times is to maintain a continuity of learning for our students. This gift helps us educate and assist all of our students, including students from underserved communities who otherwise could have been left behind when we switched to remote learning."
The Hawthorn PTO's mission is to enhance the education of the district's students by promoting the connection between home, school and the community. On an annual basis, the organization raises funds that go toward District 73 programs, books and educational materials.