Every high school student in the Council Bluffs system will be getting a Google Chromebook laptop to use during the upcoming school year.
But before any student can check out their computer they will have to go through an orientation program at their school. Today parents and students attended one such program at Abraham Lincoln High School. The Project Connect session was intended to brief students and parents about the program and the responsibilities associated with being issued a computer by the district.
Council Bluffs Schools is getting the laptops at a reduced price from their partner in the project, Google. David Fringer is the IT manager for the district and he says "Google is a good partner of CBCS. There's a data center here in town and they helped select a device by giving us access to the Google Chromebook before it was availale to the public we are buying these books at a good price from Google the total cost about one point two million dollars".
Council Bluffs will be the first urban school district in Iowa to offer it's high school students laptops through the One On One initiative.