The Archdiocese of Louisville has been awarded a grant of $45,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children. The grant will be used to purchase items for Catholic school students.
Judy Thomas, assistant superintendent of schools for the archdiocese, said several educational items are being considered, including iPads.
Other items being considered are TeachLogic, a wireless radio amplification system designed to aid students who have hearing loss or auditory learning issues; Essential Skills software, for students who have shown learning deficits in specific areas; and Fitball Balance Ball with Feet, a ball that provides an ergonomic seat for students who have difficulty attending to class. It allows them to move while staying seated without causing a disruption, Thomas said.