Wetumpka's school receive $1.4 million for technology

Students in Wetumpka will get an unexpected jolt of technology this fall by simply stepping in a classroom.

In a historic announcement, the Wetumpka City Council agreed to pump $700,000.00 into its classrooms, and its being matched by an anonymous donor.  This will make the city's elementary, middle and high school will be the only campuses in the country to have every classroom outfitted with a smart board package.

With the few classrooms that already have technology intact, teachers are seeing increased student participation, and 49% failure reduction rate.

The investment success doesn't stop in the classroom.  The announcement is already catalyzing business interests.  This week a developer purchased a plot of land potentially for retail space.

The money will be dispensed over the next 7 years.  The city's contribution will come from operational costs.  All classroom enhancements are expected to be made before school begins this fall.