NC State Budget
New School Year
We are disappointed that ApSeed did not make the state budget. Much appreciation to Reps Horn and Warren and cheerleader Rachel Beaulieu for building awareness and value for ApSeed. There is still potential funding via reallocations, but nothing firm, yet.
In the meantime, we are working on the Mebane Foundation challenge of “real-time usage tracking”. Our tech guru, Erik Lipscomb, is researching a cellular option with our manufacturing team. Beta testing is underway for ApSeed 4.0. Version 4.0 will have upgraded and new apps. Hopefully the cellular connection will be successful, too.
We have two new clients. Fort Mill, SC and Chester County, SC. They each have private funding to provide Seedlings in their school districts. Thank you, Springsteen Foundation for jump starting these two. Fort Mill is a fast growing and highly rated school district. We are in the process of delivering and managing 500 Seedlings to South Carolina. Chester is rural and has lots of upside. We hope to start their program by year end.
Back in Rowan and Davie County, we have a new school year coming up. That means new pre-K children at several locations, like Head Start. We are anxious to see how many 4-year old children already have Seedlings. If our “market saturation” has worked, there should not be many.
Finally, Novant Rowan Hospital now provides a Seedling touchpad to ALL new parents. That’s 750 per year and should be easy to track. Our goal is to have every child kindergarten-ready, so we need to start early, real early. Thank you for your support. You can follow us on most social media sites for ongoing updates.