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Some Idaho School Districts Get First Round Of Laptops


The Idaho Department of Education announced Tuesday that high school students at 32 school districts will get laptops in the fall of 2013. Nine of those districts are in the Treasure Valley. 

This is the first round of school districts to get laptops under Idaho’s Students Come First education laws. Those mandated a ratio of one mobile computer per high school student.

The state’s two largest districts, Meridian and Boise, as well as Vallivue and Kuna are part of this first rollout. All the state’s high school teachers will get a laptop this fall. 

The state has set aside $2.5 million to purchase the devices for teachers and $10 million for the first round of students. The second group of districts will get student laptops in 2014 and a final group in 2015.

These are the districts in the first round:

Region 1

·         Coeur d’Alene School District          

·         Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy    

·         Lakeland School District                   


Region 2

·         Cottonwood School District             

·         Culdesac School District                   

·         Genesee School District                     

·         Highland School District                   

·         Idaho Distance Education Academy

·         Lewiston School District                    


Region 3

·         Boise School District                          

·         Emmett School District                     

·         Homedale School District                 

·         Kuna School District                          

·         Melba School District                        

·         Meridian School District                    

·         Middleton School District                                 

·         Notus School District                         

·         Vallivue School District                     


Region 4

·         Cassia School District                        

·         Kimberly School District                   

·         Minidoka School District                  


Region 5

·         Bear Lake School District                 

·         Grace School District                         

·         North Gem School District

·         Oneida School District                       

·         Pocatello School District                   

·         Soda Springs School District             

·         West Side School District                  


Region 6

·         Bonneville School District                 

·         Fremont School District                     

·         Idaho Falls School District                

·         Sugar-Salem School District             

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