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Riverside Schools pupils will have even more technological access and the opportunity to expand their learning at their fingertips through a one-to-one student-device initiative for grades 5 through 12 that will be rolled out next school year.
District administrators reported at their Tuesday evening board of education meeting that with some additional Chromebook purchases in the upcoming months, each high school student in grades 9 through 12 will have an electronic device beginning with the 2016-17 school year. These pupils will carry their own Chromebooks with them to their classes each year of high school, Superintendent Scott Mann and Treasurer Lucas Ratliff reported.
Then, for the middle school-age pupils beginning in fifth-grade, carts with the Chromebook will be available in each of the classrooms that they can utilize each day.
Once the high school students graduate, their electronic devices will go back to the elementary school to build up the program for the younger students as well, the administrators said.
“After a lot of careful planning, we’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to students,” Mr. Mann said. “We feel like we need to keep up with the current times and all of the learning options that are available on the devices that go along with our textbooks.
“We’ve been building up the number of devices in the district for the past several years to make this a reality.”
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