Simpson Elementary School. AJC FILE PHOTO

Parents, community leaders raise $32,000 to replace equipment in Gwinnett County school

Simpson Elementary School’s PTA, parents and business leaders in the Peachtree Corners area raised about $32,000 to replace its classroom smartboards.

The fundraising campaign focused on upgrading the school’s 45 Mimio technology interactive whiteboards. The smartboards are currently being installed across the school and will be in place for the opening of the 2017-18 school year in August.

“We feel these tools give our teachers the ability to expand their daily lessons with increased content and deeper context that amplifies the relevance of the curriculum for our students,” principal Bron Gayna Schmit said in a statement.

The capital campaign spanned the 2016-2017 school year as a centerpiece of PTA fundraising efforts.

In other Gwinnett news:

Consumer Adviser Clark Howard took the same, powerful antibiotic that killed a Gwinnet County man and fell ill days later, and he says it felt like death.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.