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Although Rock Island-Milan School District #41 in Illinois has always put student needs first, underfunding historically prevented the district from making much-needed physical changes to the learning environments, including refreshing its nearly three-decadeold classroom furnishings. Help came in the form of federally appointed, emergency relief funds to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on students and districts.
After thorough consideration, it was determined that the outdated furniture needed to be replaced with kinesthetic, sustainable solutions, arranged in comprehensive, multipurpose layouts to support students and teachers alike. HON’s Build and SmartLink—two customizable, durable, and reconfigurable series of tables, desks, and seating—were incorporated to encourage creative, handson learning and an inclusive, connected environment for students of all backgrounds and learning abilities.
Featured Products: Build desks and SmartLink seating
The goal—to provide unique flexibility to support changing needs—exceeded expectations. Students are taking more pride in their surroundings and connect with one another more readily, while teachers navigate more efficiently and effectively. There is no longer a hodgepodge of various styles of desks and chairs; the district can flex furniture throughout different classrooms/ schools based on enrollment needs while maintaining a consistent and appealing look and feel. With the elementary and junior high schools completed, Rock Island-Milan School District #41 is living its mission of preparing students for individual success, by providing a safe and inclusive education in a multicultural community.
“Going into this, I assumed I would have to do the heavy lifting but the level of service we received from HON & HiTouch exceeded my expectations. Overall, it was a smooth sailing process, and the team brought my vision to life.”