Community effort results in state-of-the-art computer lab for students.
Students at Live Oak Elementary School in Castaic are online
and learning, thanks to a cooperative effort by the community, school administrators
and the PTA who helped raise the money for a new computer lab.
“Our very own students, the Live Oak Leopards, raised $7,061
in their Read-A-Thon, which was matched
dollar for dollar by the Castaic Education Foundation, so we had $14,102.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill gave us $5,000 and our PTA “cow plop” event was
designated as a fundraiser for the computer lab and raised $9,600,” explained
Live Oak Principal Cynthia Seamands.
“All of those contributions allowed us to open our computer
lab within a year,” she continued. The lab contains 40 student computers and
one for the teacher. “It’s state-of-the-art and a wonderful blessing for our
students. Many of them don’t have a computer at home, but today, they need to
know how to navigate the information highway and use technology. We’re just thrilled
to have our computer lab.”
L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich came by Thursday morning
for a tour of the new lab and thanked some of the people involved in the