School District Plans $3.8 Million Technology Update

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rochester public schools are going more mobile, but it just won't be iPads. As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops. Details of the district's $3.8 million technology proposal were unveiled Tuesday at the board's first regular meeting of the year, following the Minnesota Department of Education's approval of the plan in September. The board previously had tried to use the plan as a vehicle to purchase thousands of iPad tablets, but that part of the proposal was rejected by the state.

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