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DCSS technology initiative moves forward

Ken Dyer Ken Dyer

Dougherty County students will get some new technology this school year.

The DCSS finance committee is recommending the system move forward with the one to one technology initiative.

It would do away with textbooks and give each student his or her own tablet. The plan is to implement the initiative over the next two years.

"One was to do all of the one to one up front this year, and the other was to phase it in with half of our schools going this year and the other half going next school year and that's what's being recommended right now. 12 schools this year, 12 schools next year," said Ken Dyer, the director of finance for DCSS.

The total cost of the project is about $14 million.

The board is expected to vote on the recommendation July 17th.

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