Pottsgrove 1-To-1 Computing To Spike Tech Expenses

POTTSTOWN PA – Next year’s technology budget in the Pottsgrove School District could rise by up to 25 percent over its current spending plan if the Board of School Directors endorses an administration proposal to provide personal computing devices (often described as “1-to-1 computing”) to every student in grades 6-12, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury reported Thursday (March 13, 2014).

Pottsgrove 1-To-1 Computing Would Spike Tech ExpensesAs an alternative, district Director of Technology Michael Wagman also suggested Pottsgrove could supply computers only to high school students during the 2014-2015 academic year, and wait until the following year to similarly equip middle school students, according to the story by reporter Evan Brandt.

If either is accepted by directors, Wagman said the “budget impact” would hike district expenses by between $255,000 and $303,000 for technology alone, Brandt wrote.

Related (to the Pottsgrove schools’ 2014-’15 budget):

Related to area schools’ one-to-one technology: