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Morrisville community works together through collective impact

The School District of the Borough of Morrisville is proud to share community efforts that are helping to support an urgent need highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In order to ensure equity among the student population and provide continuity of education during the school closures related to COVID-19, it was imperative to institute a one-to-one Chromebook distribution.  Unfortunately, the District was unable to provide this equity in a timely manner, due to funding constraints.  

Upon sharing this need, the Morrisville community readily answered.  

The Morrisville Presbyterian Church worked within its faith community to raise over $11,000 between late June and early August. 

The Morrisville Opportunity Educational Foundation (MOEF) also raised an awareness campaign which yielded over $5000 for mobile hotspots and other equipment to help close the digital divide. 

In addition to this community support, The United Way of Bucks County has generously awarded the District a grant of $15,000 to help address this issue. 

This is an incredible example of collective impact of community, and we are proud to recognize these organizations who are helping to provide our students the necessary tools to succeed in this very challenging environment. 

Coupling this generous support with the Federal CARES Act funding, the District is now able to implement a one-to-one device deployment to students for remote learning during the pandemic…and beyond.

The District would like to recognize MOEF, the Morrisville Presbyterian Church, and The United Way of Bucks County for such generous acts of giving and support. 

It is actions like this that exemplify how a community works together to meet the needs of its students in such a very challenging time.

For more information about this community partnership, please contact Mr. Jason B. Harris, Superintendent of Schools, jharris@mv.org, 215-736-5374.

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