Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Seaman Board Hears Plan to Buy 1,700 Laptops

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Seaman Board Hears Plan to Buy 1,700 Laptops

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In an effort to keep up with changing technology and teaching methods, the Seaman Board of Education heard a proposal Monday night to purchase 1,700 laptops, cases and other technology for $2.5 million.

The payments are scheduled over five years and come from the capital outlay fund. The USD 345 board will vote on the proposal in March.

Patty Carter, assistant superintendent, said the updated technology aligns with the district technology plan and provides for a 1-to-1 computer-to-student ratio in grades seven through 12.

The teaching technology also extends to elementary school. In those grades there will be a 1-to-2 computer-to-student ratio.

"This is what instruction is going to look like," Carter said. "These will be used for team-based project learning. Textbooks are becoming obsolete. …

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