Rhode Island-based SchoolSpan will provide more than $1 million in technology applications to help school districts nationwide improve stakeholder communications. Districts receiving the grants, which are funded by SchoolSpan’s parent company, CompUtopia, will have access to SchoolSpan’s suite of modules designed for K-12 school districts. Grantees will receive a one-year subscription to SchoolSpan’s applications district-wide and enrollment in staff development training. An estimated 40 districts will be awarded grants during the 2004-05 school year, with the average award valued at $25,000 to $50,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but are due no later than Nov. 30.