Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:28pm
You may have heard that we recently distributed 6,000 netbooks—or lightweight laptops—to our students, at an approximate ratio of one netbook for every two students. That in and of itself is pretty incredible and made possible by the generosity of our community through SPLOST technology funds.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 8:45am
Rochester public schools are going more mobile, but it just won't be iPads. As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops. Details of the district's $3.8 million technology proposal were unveiled Tuesday at the board's first regular meeting of the year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 3:36pm
The price of pursuing a five-year plan that would eventually put a personal computing device in the hands of every student at Barre City Elementary and Middle School accounts for nearly $300,000 of a budget increase that — at least for the moment — is still sitting at roughly $1.4 million.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:04pm
Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.