BEREA, Ohio — The Berea City Club will donate $100,000 in three installments over the next two years to assist the Berea City School District in creating a makerspace in the new Berea-Midpark High School.
Makerspaces are collaborative work areas where students gain hands-on experience with equipment and new technologies, while fostering individual creativity and critical thinking. The high school makerspace will be located near the Student Center on the third floor.
Berea Board of Education members and district administrators at the Nov. 16 board meeting expressed appreciation for the donation.
A $50,000 installment is immediately forthcoming to buy equipment and accessories, including a 10-needle embroidery sewing machine valued at $17,400, two 3-D printers worth a combined $5,500 and a $24,270 laser engraver.
“We’re super excited,” Superintendent Tracy Wheeler told the board….