Utah school technology price tag as much as $750M

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

House Speaker Becky Lockhart unveiled details of her plan to invest as much as $300 million for technology in schools Thursday, but a soon-to-be released report suggests the price tag to put devices in every Utah student’s hands might actually be much steeper.

A draft of the report, from a work group associated with the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission, pegs the cost of one-to-one devices in Utah schools at as much as $750 million for the first year and $300 million a year after that. The report is set to be formally released in early March.

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