About 8,000 Samsung Chromebook laptop computers will be distributed to students in the Southern Indiana district this July before classes start in August.
One-to-One Initiative Rollout Nights in July for parents and students will take place to discuss expectations, policies, guidelines on usage and Chromebook insurance information.
The Chrome-powered laptops will eliminate the need for textbooks at the schools within three years, said Dr. Andrew Melin, Superintendent of Schools in Clarke County.
“Students will be accessing information on their Chromebooks, also having access to other educational resources on their Chromebooks. So, we will cut down, we won’t have the textbook expenditures. That was hundreds of thousands of dollars a year,” Melin said, in a WHAS11.com story.
The next Rollout sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
In February 2013, Google reported 2,000 schools worldwide now use Chromebooks for Education, which is double the number from December 2012. Clearly, the program still has momentum and Chromebook sales to the school market remains steady.