A four-year project launching this month placing a Chromebook computers in the hands of all North Shore School District 112 students in the third through eighth grades within four years will be halfway to its goal in the first month.
When the District first conceived of the plan in the fall, it wanted all students in the third through eighth grades to have their own computer to use within the next four years. Teachers were invited to apply to be part of the rollout, according to an email from the District.
At that time, funding was available for two classrooms in each school. By the time parent teacher organizations in the District finished fundraising, money was available for half the students getting 50 percent of the way to a four-year goal in a few months.
The older students will not be stopping when they reach Highland Park High School, which will be doing the same for freshmen and sophomores in the next school year.