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Students in grades 8-12 will get school-issued laptops next year.
Students in grades 8-12 will get school-issued laptops next year.
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November 30, 2015

Laptops Coming For Belle Fourche Students

School officials in Belle Fourche will spend $134,000 to buy laptops for each of the 500 students enrolled in grades 8-12, reports the Black Hills Pioneer

The current student-to-computer ratio is 3:2, including desktop computers hardwired in labs, the library and other places. Teachers said assigning each student his or her own computer should create a sense of ownership which is not present under the current system. Administrators said the new machines will allow the school to use digital textbooks and reduce what students need to carry. 

The new computers are expected to be handed out at the start of the 2016-17 school year and to cost $268 apeice, about half of what they would have cost five years ago. 

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