School Budget Supports Plan To Give Every Student A Computer
Funds have been approved to begin providing a computer to every student in the second-largest public school system in Massachusetts.
The Springfield School Committee approved a new budget for next year that includes money to begin a program to put a computer in the hands of every child, according to school department spokesperson Azell Cavaan.
"We are talking close to 60 schools, 26,000 students, one-to-one computers," she said. " It is a huge endeavor."
The total budget to operate the Springfield schools is $394 million.
School administrators eliminated a projected deficit of almost $8 million without resorting to teacher layoffs.