Loleta Elementary gets new computer lab funded by Bear River Band

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LOLETA - Loleta Elementary School is getting a brand new computer lab thanks to a grant from the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria.

The tribe made a contribution of $25,000, plus installation charges, to provide the students of Loleta Elementary with a permanent computer lab. The K-8 school currently has a rolling computer lab but the grant from the Bear River Band will allow them to dedicate an entire room to the lab.

Construction is expected to begin in the next month and then should take about four to six weeks to complete.

“Moving forward and showing this technological advancement for the community is a great thing and I think it's a great thing for our rural school out here in Loleta to get this grant and help their kids,” Rex Bohn, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for District 1, said.

“The lab is going to go a long way to helping us realize our educational goals and we’re just so gratified to have a partner like Bear River,” John Sutter, Superintendent and Principal for Loleta Elementary School said.