Idaho schools still waiting for laptops

Idaho schools still waiting for laptops

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Idaho schools still waiting for laptops

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- The new school year is set to bring changes to classrooms across Idaho.

A statewide law required more technology-based learning and some schools are having problems with the major transition.

The new rules require more technology in Idaho's schools, but the State Department of Education hasn't given out the laptops to any high school teachers yet.

Coeur d'Alene District Information Technology Coordinator Jean Bengfort said schools were told in July the state hasn't bought the computers yet. “They’re trying to make the right decision so they’re trying to take their time with negotiating,” said Bengfort.

The goal is to have the computers in schools by fall and everything in their plan is on time, according to state officials.

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