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Board members to discuss technology initiative

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R.D. Harter R.D. Harter
Dougherty County school board members will be discussing whether to move forward with an initiative that could give students tablets.

The board will hear a presentation on the one to one technology initiative during Thursday's meeting. The finance committee is recommending the system spend about $14 million to bring laptops to teachers and tablets to students.

"This money can only be used for instructional technology, electronics or capital improvements, such as buildings. This money is not intended and cannot be used for removing furlough days, for giving staff raises, or any kind of personnel initiatives," said R.D. Harter, the DCSS Spokesperson.

The regular board meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am.

They're also meeting at 10 am as part of a focus group to address local education issues in the area. The last of three public hearings about the millage rate will be held at 11 am.


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