With the start of the new school year, the Warrick County School District has decided to become of a part of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative program. This program is designed to help improve learning in the 21st century giving students immediate access to all of the necessary information they need for a productive school year and provide a 24/7 learning environment.

The EVSC has been issuing laptop to its students for a couple of semesters now and way the program usually works is Warrick County Students, will be issued a district owned Chromebook for school use only. Usually the younger students up the 5th grade have to leave their chromebooks in the classrooms, while  the older students get to sign a responsibility agreement that allows to take their laptops home with them.

The equipment will be distributed just like textbooks with the Chromebook remaining the property of Warrick County School District. Parents and students will sign for the equipment and provide an insurance fee to the school. The Chromebooks will allow students and parents to access all class assignments, view grades, check progress and even communicate with teachers and staff.

My kids have been using these school laptops for a while now and I think it helps kids access the information they need faster but also saves money on assignment printouts and paperwork since most of the assignments are handed in electronically. It also saves kids from having to carry home all those heavy books and folders full of wrinkled up papers.