DONNA, Texas – The Donna Independent School District is investing more than $5.7 million this year for one-to-one technology devices for students, teachers and other employees.
The District said in a press release all of its students grades (K-12) will have a device that they can use at home or at school when they return to campus. Kinder through 2nd grade students will be receiving iPads. Chromebooks will be going to 3rd through 12th grade students.
All teachers, counselors, assistant principals, deans of instruction and curriculum specialists from all our campuses are receiving laptops.
Not knowing when students and faculty will go back to class, has made Donna ISD plan for virtual learning to continue from home. With that in mind, Donna ISD found it necessary to use funding set aside for upcoming projects and redirect it towards expanding technological resources, said the press release.
The District is working hard to invest in this technology. They are also researching ways in which they can provide free Wi-Fi service in the district area.
Cost breakdown of the equipment:
- Laptops for teachers $852,395
- Chromebooks for all 3rd through 12th grade students – $2,981,110
- IPAD for all Kinder through 2nd grade students – $1,926,470