Digital Learning Initiative Update

The recommendation for the three-year Digital Learning Initiative has received a thumbs up by district administrators.

The Board of Education approved the plan which will put Google Chromebooks and iPads into the hands of every student in the district over the next three years.

“I think we’re pretty excited about this recommendation that we brought to the Board of Education regarding the Digital Learning Initiative,” said Dan Bridges, Superintendent of Naperville Community Unit School District 203.

The $1.4 million initiative will increase technology fees for students, from $29 to $50 and will kick off in the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Students at Naperville North and Naperville Central will be the first to receive Google Chromebooks which will eventually trickle down to the junior high students.

Then a large majority of Apple iPads from the high schools will be redistributed to elementary school students.

The board will re-assess technology fees after the first year of the plan is completed.

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