ATTLEBORO - State Rep. Paul Heroux says he's still hopeful city schools will eventually receive part of $38 million in state funding approved to boost education technology.
Heroux told the school committee Monday he will urge new Gov. Charlie Baker to appropriate additional funds authorized by the Legislature but not allocated by the Patrick administration.
Attleboro schools were not among the 47 districts chosen by state education officials to share in $5 million as part of a pilot program to improve technology in the classroom.
Heroux pushed a bill through the Legislature to provide the funds, for which school districts had to compete.
Heroux said Attleboro's application finished just out of the money. He said he has asked for copies of some of the applications that were funded to see why other districts were successful and Attleboro was not.
Money allocated to the program is funded through a bond issue.
Committee Chairman David Murphy thanked Heroux for pushing for technology funding and keeping the committee informed, but said city education officials need to explore any and all ways - including city money - to fund high priority technology needs.
The committee also plans to send a letter to the Statehouse advocating additional technology funds.