Mobile Computer Lab





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Pocatello

Total Budget: $7,327

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Purchase mobile computer lab with 30 Google Chromebooks for Gate City Elementary, School District 25

Gate City Elementary school is in need of a mobile computer lab to be shared among 18 classrooms. The mobile lab consists of a cart with charging connection including 30 Google Chromebook computers plus operating licenses. The school building is equipped with electrical power and wireless service to support these computers. Secure storage is provided for the mobile computer lab when not in use. The school district funds maintenance of classroom computers. Teachers are trained in the use of classroom computers.

Teachers request this procurement which is consistent with Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 classroom technology policy (see school board minutes in supporting documents section). Chromebook computers add value because: The price is low and affordable; It boots up fast—and we all know how each second counts in the classroom; Many of the applications can be run offline; It has a built-in security monitoring system; Many user-friendly apps, often free for teachers such as Google Apps for Education - GAFE, are available; Convenient touch screen provides the feel of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop giving it greater use in the lower grades. Content can be accessed anywhere, anytime—everything is saved "in the cloud."

The CDW Government quote to SD25 of $7,327.70 for 30 computers/licenses at $196.09 each and mobile cart/chargers at $1,445.00 is in the supporting documents section. Gate City Elementary Parent Teacher Organization has raised $2,500 toward this purchase. Pocatello Centennial Rotary Club pledges $2,000. This total $4,500 exceeds 100% of requested $2,827.70 DDF matching funds. Pocatello Centennial Rotary Club will provide additional funding if the final purchase cost exceeds this quote.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Pocatello-Centennial

Primary Contact: Laurence Gebhardt

Email: lpgebhardt@cableone.net

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Pocatello-Centennial (5400)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

Creation of project page.


System Entry

Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

Project signed by Laurence Gebhardt.


System Entry

Project signed by Ron Gallegos.


by Jedd Thomas

Your grant application for a Mobile Computer Lab for Gate City Elementary has been approved for the total amount of DDF you requested, $2,827. Please confirm in “History Logs” at www.matchinggrants.org that you intend to proceed with the project as submitted to initiate the funding process. If you anticipate a reduction in the total budget, please cancel the signature process (“Description” tab – “Administration”) and adjust your financing to reflect revisions, and then send again for signatures. Changes will be reviewed by the district before final approval and notification of grant award. You may as of July 6, 2016, incur expenses on your approved project. If you have questions or need help, please contact Jedd Thomas at (208) 339-1185.


by Laurence Gebhardt

Pocatello Centennial Rotary Club intends to proceed with P-1313 Mobile Computer Lab. Thanks District 5400


by Jedd Thomas

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by T.J. Adams

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Laurence Gebhardt

Final Report Summary – Rotary District 5400 Grant P-1313

Mobile Computer Lab. Documents uploaded

• Final report summary

• The original quote included in grant application was $7,327.70.

• School District 25 negotiated a lower price, $7,295.00 ($5,100 for 30 laptops +$750 software + $1,445 for charging cart.)

• The Gate City Elementary School PTO provided $2,500

• Centennial Rotary Club provided $2,000

• Rotary District 5400 provided $2,827 with the award letter

• Purchase was made through School District 25 Education Foundation

• The mobile lab price savings, $32.70, was donated to the School District 25 Education Foundation (approval of Marianne Barker)


by Laurence Gebhardt

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project reverted to 'Paid' status.


by Laurence Gebhardt

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Bob Rose

I have audited this project and approve the final report.


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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