Fayette County is providing individual computers to all students in grades 2-12. AJC file photo

Fayette County on track to update classroom computers

As part of its ongoing Connected Classrooms project, Fayette County is on schedule to finish updating all of its public school classroom computers by the end of August.

Chief Technology Officer Jim Farmer told the Board of Education on July 23 that most of the third phase of replacement has taken place, which will add 465 classrooms to the 1,001 already equipped. Installations at Peeples Elementary and Starr’s Mill High will begin this week. Approximately 17,360 students in grades 2-12 will be provided with individual Chromebooks; laptops are being provided to new teachers, and older computers are being reallocated to other staff members. Students in kindergarten and first grade will have 10 devices per classroom, for a total of 1,200 devices system-wide.

Additional teacher training and technical support will also be provided.

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