District continues technology access program

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For the third straight year, the District will offer its Technology Access for All program.

The District will sell Toshiba 13.3 Chromebooks for $265 to most students or $40 -- and sometimes less -- for students who need a scholarship, Director of Technology Services Jim Blodgett said. Students who qualify for the free and reduced program are eligible for scholarships, although others can still apply for a scholarship at the discretion of the principal.

The program is available to eighth- and ninth-graders along with any students who weren't able to participate in the program the past two years. The District has sold more than 200 Chromebooks and 50 calculators through the program, Blodgett said.

The plan is to distribute Chromebooks during all-school resource at MHS on Sept. 24, while Kromrey students will receive their computers on Sept. 25 and Glacier Creek students will receive their computers early the next week.

Blodgett also said the District will be selling Ti84 Graphing Calculators for $20 to eligible students. The goal is to distribute calculators as soon as they are paid for, he said.

The District also has MiFi devices from Verizon that students can check out to have internet access at home. The internet access device uses a 3G or 4G cellular connection and uses the same filter as students do when they access the internet at school.

If you are interested, please visit the District's Technology Access for All page. Applications and permission forms can be accessed from that site.

The plan is to offer extra Chromebooks to eighth-graders at Kromrey and Glacier later in the school year, Blodgett said.