Lafayette (La.) Schools Seek Wireless Access Expansion

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

Dickerson has asked the School Board to let her department move about $210,000 earmarked in her budget for the purchase of electronic reading devices for students into improving wireless access at middle and high schools. The board will vote on the funds transfer at its Nov. 28 meeting.

The total cost of the project is about $350,000 with most of that amount covered by what had been budgeted for e-readers and other new equipment, Dickerson said.

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