Board approves purchase of new Chromebooks for Del Mar school district

By Karen Billing

Six of the eight Del Mar Union School District campuses will have Chromebooks for every child in fourth, fifth and sixth grades in the fall as the board approved the purchase of 784 devices at its July 24 meeting. The cost approved for the devices was $206,976.

Torrey Hills and Del Mar Heights are the two campuses that will have Chromebooks in just sixth-grade classrooms.

The rollout of Chromebooks had once been on the list of cutbacks to help resolve the district’s budget deficit but Mike Casey, the district director of technology, said it’s amazing how funding has become available through school-site PTAs and Dad’s Clubs.

The board members wanted to know the timeline for bringing Torrey Hills and Del Mar Heights along to having the same amount of Chromebooks as the other schools. Casey said the goal is by the end of the 2013-14 school year, but they are aiming for January if parent groups are able to raise the funding. The cost is about $10,000 per classroom, which includes the devices, professional development and the storage carts. To get all the remaining classrooms at Del Mar Heights and Torrey Hills outfitted would cost a total of about about $100,000.

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