The Minden Public Schools Board of Education met June 13 for their regular monthly meeting with board member Ken Carpenter absent. The purchase of 115 Chromebooks for the high school was brought to the board for consideration.
High School Principal Don Hosick is working toward establishing a 1:1 program between students and technology in the high school. The facility currently holds about 50 Chromebooks and a number of Ipads. Students and faculty expressed to Hosick their preference for Chromebooks. The new technology will be used by the 2016-17 junior and senior classes.
In addition to being favored, the Chromebooks are expected to hold up better than Ipads because of a sturdier frame and they boast a longer battery life. The cost for 115 units including the management license is $22,408.
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