National survey honors Lakeville Area Public Schools for use of technology

Lakeville Area Public Schools has been recognized by the Digital School Districts Survey for its use of tools for digital learning and more.


The district tied for fourth in the country in the survey’s mid-sized districts by student population (3,000 to 12,0000 students).


The honor demonstrates the district’s commitment to provide world-class, personalized learning to its students, said Dr. Lisa Snyder, who thanked community members for their support of the fall 2015 levy referendum which provided funding for classroom digital tools.


“We’re proud of this honor and grateful for the community’s investment in digital classroom tools, which has allowed us to expand opportunities for students to meet unique, personalized needs and passions,” Snyder said.

Students at Lake Marion Elementary School get new iPads as part of the iLearn grant refresh.

Students at Lake Marion Elementary School get new iPads as part of the iLearn grant refresh.


Now in its 13th year, the Digital School Districts Survey Awards recognize exemplary use of technology by school boards and districts. The awards are presented by the Center for Digital Education at the National School Boards Association Conference each spring.


“Technology is an essential tool for the transformation of education in our country,” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education. “The Digital School Districts Survey helps districts measure progress toward transformation and I’m proud to recognize these districts and the work that is represented by their award.”


Lakeville tied for fourth with the Oconomowoc Area School District in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and the St. Charles Parish Public Schools in St. Charles, Louisiana.


Two other Minnesota school districts also were recognized in the mid-sized school district category: Sauk Rapids-Rice School District No. 47 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, tied for sixth place and Austin Public Schools in Austin, Minnesota, ranked ninth.


See the organizations’ press release online at

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