As a new school year begins, so does a new state technology support system for students, teachers and parents.
It’s one of two major technology initiatives taking place in 2013-14, with the other the arrival of about 1,600 Google Chromebooks later this fall that will be used by students.
The $26 million Home Base system replaces the NCWise system that had been used by Carteret County and about 30 other school districts across the state. Other districts used additional systems.
Mat Bottoms, assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and instruction for the Carteret County school system, said the State Department of Public Instruction wanted a common system all school districts could use.