New laptops on order

Computers will be replaced with an anticipated 260 new laptops, a purchase made possible from vacating the former school board office.

The use of technology as a teaching tool in the classroom has School District 20 looking across the desk.

Outdated teacher computers will be replaced with an anticipated 260 new laptops, a purchase made possible from vacating the former school board office.

The board of education decided Monday to use $192,000 from its capital budget that sits tight from the recent move and $91,000 from its existing technology operating budget.

“If our teachers are going to use technology to educate our children, they better have technology themselves that they can use to do the work that’s required,” said trustee Jen Carter.

Vice-chair Lorraine Manning asked if more funding would be needed to update its new office space at the Kootenay-Columbia Learning Centre (former Trail Middle School) but was assured nothing was needed at this time.

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