Hey folks it is 2012.
Might want to get used to it.
All students in grades 4 through 12 will get the laptops, so students won’t have to carry heavy loads of books.
Oh the humanity.
The digital plan also cuts the cost of replacing lost or damaged paper books.
School officials said going digital will cost a little over $3-million the first year.
That’s compared to the $5-million that Wardynski said it costs for paper books each year. The school system will also have programs installed on the computers to keep kids from going to sites they shouldn’t.
What if my dumb kid breaks stuff…
“As far as the expenses, what would happen if the computer is lost or stolen or damaged?” Pline asked.
Wardynski said the computers will save money in the long run and they have a plan in place for such emergencies.
“If a computer is damaged, just like last time, we have a user fee,” Wardynski said. “That’ll probably be about $30 per student, child. That builds an insurance pool for the district where we can replace computers that are broken.”
This is the future…
Here is a real question that I do not know the answer to: What about kids without internet at home?
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