When they met Thursday night, Trigg County Board of Education members voted unanimously to spend $148,998 on 435 Acer Google Chromebooks at $314 apiece and 11 charging carts at $1,120 apiece, as well as management consoles.
Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said $150,000 was the limit of what they wanted to spend, and that they have budgeted $300,000 for technology in their General Fund for the FY 2013/2014 budget. He went on to say that this will replace the student workstation purchases.
The Primary School will get 55 Chromebooks and two charging carts, the Intermediate and Middle Schools will each get 115 Chromebooks and four charging carts and the High School will get 150 Chromebooks and one charging unit. Each School-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council will purchase additional Chromebooks with available funds, said Hamby.
However, they will be used primarily by P.S., Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Grade students, as well as students participating in dual credit courses at Murray State University, said Hamby, who thinks it will be relevant to what he calls the four C’s.
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