When computers were first introduced to classrooms having one for each student seemed out of reach. Today, Chromebooks are becoming a regular part of the school budget
“Digital skills are so important for students to be able to compete in a world market,” said Ed Brzinski, superintendent of the Waterford Graded School District. He also said that it helps the students “become better digital citizens.”
This year, incoming third and sixth grade students will receive Google Chromebook laptops, at a cost to the district of around $81,200. Las year was the first time the district introduced Chromebooks in the classroom. “From here on out it will be a normal budgeting item,” Brzinski said. He also says that they will continue to purchase new Chromebooks for the third and sixth grades each year.
Approximately 300 laptops will be purchased each year. The devices will move with the students through different grade levels.