The Darlington Community School District Board of Education approved the purchase of several technology items and equipment with the remaining referendum dollars slotted for technology at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 16.
Currently there is still $15,071.28 of the technology referendum money left, all of which will go towards the purchase of 10 ipads, 25 chromebooks, a smartboard and projector and LabQuest equipment.
The cost of those items will exceed the $15,071 sum, but according to board members the excess has been budgeted for.
The ipads will be split between the district’s music departments, the chromebooks will go to the 5th and 6th grades at Darlington Elementary/Middle School and the smartboard, projector and LabQuest equipment will go to a Darlington High School classroom.
The school board also approved the sale of 22 old laptop computers. The computers, which are old Apple laptops, will be offered to students for $10 until the end of the calendar year with a limit of one computer per student.
Then if there are any laptops still available after the students have had the first chance at them, the sale of the computers will become open to the public for $50.