The Region 9 Board of Education has voted to go forward with a plan that will have students at Joel Barlow High School bring their own laptop to school.
The Redding Pilot reports that computers could be purchased through a school discount program for about the same cost as they are now spending for a Texas Instrument graphing calculator. Students could bring their own computer in if they already own one.
The plan, which will be implemented over the next few years, calls for having some extra laptops in the classroom for use by students without one. The lone no vote came from Cathy Gombos who said this could unintentionally create a class system with some students having high end laptops and others having none.
Some board members say this will better help students prepare for college.