School Issues Students Laptops
A local school is going digital as they move away from traditional textbooks and transition to e-books.
The Charleston school district will issue each student in grades nine through 12 a Chrome Book laptop to use during the school year. The laptops will be distributed during parent/teacher conferences Tuesday (Sept. 24).
Superintendent of Charleston schools Jeff Stubblefied said laptops will replace textbooks in many of the classes.
The $100,000 endeavor between the school district and the state has been in the works for two years, according to Stubblefield. In addition to purchasing the laptops, Stubblefield said the district went to great expense to add more bandwidth to the campus buildings.
“Anywhere in the building they will have WiFi capabilities, and they will be able to access the internet or access that site which they are needing to discover or to investigate,” said Stubblefield.
Students will be able to purchase insurance to protect their laptops for $20.