The Washington School District is getting ready to enhance the way high school students will be learning this school year. Jeff Brock, Technology Director says they received ten pallets with a total of 575 computers over the summer as part of the district’s one on one learning initiative. He says the process started last year and they have been working with Apple on getting the base software installed.
Brock notes they will be adding programs as students start school and check them out. If students have the proper forms signed, the computer will be allowed to be taken home.
Those starting in ninth grade this year will have the same computer throughout their entire high school career. Students in 11th and 12th grades will be given their computers the evening of the 20th followed by 9th and 10th graders on the 21st.
The cost for the computers was 700-thousand dollars.