Tifton middle school students to receive Chromebooks

Tifton middle school students to receive Chromebooks
Tifton Middle Schools will receive chrome books in the fall. (Source:WALB)
Jonathan Judy is the Chief Tech and Information Officer for Tift County Schools. (Source: WALB)
Jonathan Judy is the Chief Tech and Information Officer for Tift County Schools. (Source: WALB)

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - About 1,800 Tift County students from sixth to eighth grades will receive Chromebooks this fall.

Every student at Eighth Street and Northeast Middle schools will be able to take home a laptop.

In previous years, ninth to 12 graders had Chromebooks.

The Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tift County pays for most of the technology purchased, as well as a yearly computer lease.

"We thought it would give our kids the best opportunity to have access to the wealth of knowledge there is on the Internet," said Tift County Schools Chief Tech and Information Officer Jonathan Judy. "The teachers can deliver content to them digitally, they can respond digitally. Makes us more efficient and helps our teachers out a lot."

Nationwide, Tift County Schools was named one of the National School Board Association's top 10 medium size school systems for digital learning.

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