N.M. schools may bypass voters to raise $55M in tech funds

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Santa Fe Public Schools is considering a plan to bypass voters and use its authority under a state constitutional amendment to impose a property tax that would raise $55 million for technology upgrades.

The money would be used for infrastructure and to give every one of the district’s 14,000 students a laptop, iPad or tablet — despite problems with similar initiatives at districts across the nation.

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