The Franklin School Department in Connecticut is requesting $30,000 to hire an additional technology specialist, saying the position will help with the transition into the new high-tech Franklin High School.
Next fall when the school opens, the amount of classroom technology is expected to increase by 70 percent, school officials say. Each classroom features an interactive white board, document camera and sound system.
There also will be a marked increase in student devices. For instance, the library will have 400 netbooks — small, inexpensive laptops — available for students to check out.