The Johnston County Public School Board has approved the purchase of 350 computers for students at Smithfield Middle School. The additional Chromebooks will be used for personalized lessons, creative classroom lessons, research and other activities, according to the board.
The total cost is $111,713 or $319.18 for each Chromebook. The cost is based on state contract pricing. The price includes “white glove service” which enables the Chromebooks to arrive ready to use, delivery, and a five year warranty.
Smithfield Middle plans to allow students to check out Chromebooks for home use.