7/15/2014 10:01:00 PM Unit 1 schools adds 240 computers for student use
Ann Gill Editor
Technology is becoming an important tool in the classroom and with that in mind, the Unit 1 Board of Education gave the green light to acquire more than 200 Chromebook laptop computers.
The computers will be used at the elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools in the coming school year.
Since adopting a technology program a few years ago, the district has been working toward the establishment of a one-to-one computing environment in the classroom. Pilot programs tested the use of various devices and it was determined no one device fits every student.
The district currently has iPads, Android tablets, laptops and Chromebooks-laptops designed specifically for use with the Google Chrome web browser-available for student use.
The additional 240 Chromebooks will be secured through a two-year lease with American Capital at an annual cost of $26,822.76. The purchase price also includes nine Chromebook carts.
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