School purchases Chromebooks for grades 5-9

Mia Sorensen (left) and Ally Wood (right) work together to plant zinnias at Worthington Park last week. The students are members of Mr. Zach Gotto’s class. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By Phil Monson
The Humboldt School District will purchase 275 new computer Chromebooks for the 2018-19 school year.
The purchase was approved by the board of education in their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 21.
The new laptop computers will be issued to students in grades 5-9, and also to incoming students from Twin Rivers and St. Mary’s schools.
Technology director Tony Richardson provided bids from three different companies and the board selected Connections to purchase 275 at $182.11 each for a total of $50,080.25. The management license will cost $6,567. 275 carrying cases at $23 each will total $6,325.
School superintendent Greg Darling explained the computers are part of a three-year rotation that includes elementary, middle school and high school.
Read all the local news including Memorial Day services, county government, club and community happenings, sports, legal notifications and 77 photographs in this week's issue of The Humboldt Independent. It's content you can't find anywhere else. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet