U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced Jan. 9 that the Vermillion School District will receive $6,163 for telecommunication services through the E-Rate program.�This program provides discounts to help schools and libraries pay for telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections so their students may use the best technology in the classroom.�
"Many schools and libraries in South Dakota rely on technology funding through the E-Rate program to expand distance education and incorporate technology into classrooms," said Johnson. "The E-Rate program is vital to assisting schools in paying for advances in technology and to free up local revenues for other important educational needs. I will continue to work with my colleagues to strengthen this important program."