• Chromebook Budget/Financial

Questions and Answers

  • With the financial challenges in public education, is this a good time to introduce an iPad/Chromebo

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    The District was able to purchase the devices chiefly through one time, non-recurring revenues. With the learning opportunities available for students, we feel that our students will benefit from the opportunity now. Our goal is to provide resources to facilitate the best possible learning environment for our students. The personalized learning initiative enables students to expand their opportunities for learning.
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  • Do digital textbooks cost less?

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    Digital books are purchased on a per year per user basis. This yearly cost will likely be similar to the lifetime cost of a textbook. A printed text is a one-time purchase that is passed from one student to the next for several years. At a comparable price, the benefit to a digital textbook is content that is engaging, current, interactive and weightless.
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  • Are there potential cost savings with this program?

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    There will be costs to the district for implementing this program that will most likely equal the costs to keep computer labs and laptop carts working and up-to-date. However, we expect that over time we will save money on printing, paper, textbooks, and other resources that are available online for free or at low cost. We anticipate family costs for school supply lists should decrease, which will offset the increase in school fees.
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  • What are consumable and lab fees?

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    Federal law requires schools to provide a free and appropriate education. Fees for supplies, textbooks, workbooks, rentals, and individual subscription to materials or applications are permissible. The law permits schools to charge fees for consumables that would include the issuance of a personal learning device.
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