The Tupelo, Miss., Public School District recently received nearly 1,000 laptops that are slated to be sorted and distributed to all of the elementary schools across the district by Dec. 1, worth roughly $432 per laptop.
(TNS) — Box after box of laptops and chargers — nearly 1,000 in total — were rolled off of a delivery truck and into
Those Chromebooks will be sorted and distributed to elementary schools across the district by
The 967 Chromebooks cost a total of $418,099, which comes out to about $432 per laptop.
The district has also ordered 800 MacBooks totaling $824,000. They are expected to be delivered over the next two weeks.
TPSD is already one-to-one with laptops, meaning that each student already has a device to use for schoolwork. The new laptops and chargers will replace old devices.
The purchase is part of a much larger order placed by the
TPSD Superintendent Dr. Rob Picou said technology that allows students to do their schoolwork both in the classroom and at home is invaluable, especially during the current pandemic.
"We are very appreciative of our partners in the legislature and the
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