On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 the Owsley County Schools received a big donation. Charter Communications Regional Vice President Marva Johnson, who runs the entire South Region, was on hand to talk about the importance of being able to connect digitally, not just connecting to the internet but connecting to the rest of the world.
“As I think about the wonderful things that the state of Kentucky is doing to make sure that the quality of life and the quality of education are raised and are consistently at a higher standard, I am excited that we get to partner with leaders like Senate President Stivers. Senator Stivers is the reason we brought our Spectrum Internet Program here. We also brought 20 laptops and 10 tablets for the schools. The thought is that we are going to make a big difference.”
Senator Stivers spoke to the students, faculty and community leaders that were at the high school for the presentation. He said that it was great to be back in Eastern Kentucky. “Marva flew up here from Orlando. She doesn't tell her full story. Besides being the Regional VP of Charter – Spectrum, she was appointed by Gov. Scott (of Florida), who is now, U.S. Senator, to the State Board of Education in Florida. So she knows a little bit about education. Florida has the third largest population in the United States. Charter–Spectrum wanted to do something for this region, and that is why we have these new laptops and tablets here today. These are about $1,000 each.”
When Senator Stivers asked Dr. Bobrowski about the computers, he said that Owsley County would love to have them. Dr. Bobrowski stated that there is only so much that we can do in our community and we appreciate all the help we can get.