It will use $49.4 million to improve technology all through the district, according to the announcement of Detroit Public Schools.
Robert Bobb, the DPS’ emergency financial manager said, “The investment, financed through federal motivation dollars, will give 40,000 netbook laptop computers and over 5,000 desktop computers.”
The district said every DPS student in grades six through 12 and each teacher in the district will be given a netbook. Teachers received computers in December. Students will start getting theirs in delayed February.
Anthony Adams, president of the DPS Board of Education, said in a statement that, “The acquisition of these netbooks stands for a fabulous step ahead to improve the skill of our students to fight in the worldwide economy. We are currently on the cutting boundary of the technological education bend, and one time completely included into our academic programming, they will let our group to make an outstanding academic learning scheme for our children.”
DPS as well acquired 4,550 cameras, 4,291 multipurpose printers and 273 electronic touch-screen whiteboards for utilize all over the district.
The computers of the school district have been recurrent aims of stealing in the history, as well as a computer robbery ring connecting Michigan State University football player Dion Sims.
To avoid robbery, DPS has etched the district’s “I’m in” logo and installed a tracking gadget on every computer.
A DPS teacher previously has attempted to sell the allocated netbook quickly after getting it last month but was taken, thanks to the tracking scheme.
Office of Bobb said schools moreover will get extra alarms, motion sensors and safety cameras as a component of the district’s $38 million safety plan.