Funding for the Chromebook purchases is made possible through the district’s long-range planning, careful stewardship and reallocation of current resources. The district’s existing all-school, general-purpose computer labs as well as stand-alone computer stations in library media centers are being removed beginning in fall 2015, freeing up funding originally earmarked for the labs. In addition, the district has secured a buyer for several thousand existing Chromebooks currently used in schools district-wide. To ensure long-term sustainability for the one-to-one implementation, the district is also moving away from buying equipment to leasing. A final step is a reallocation of the merchants and manufacturers tax revenue redirected from the Debt Service to the Operating fund.
Posted in: Chromebook