Lee County School District plans to distribute more Chromebooks to students this school year

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Elementary school students within Lee County will be getting Chromebook laptops at the start of the school year. The district plans to hand out 60,000 Chromebooks for the 2017/2018 school year.

The laptops will have access to a number of different apps to use for classroom assignments. To keep an eye on what students are doing on their laptops, administrators will have technology that filters what students can access.

"We do track what websites they're going to all the time. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we do know what's going on and we actually have triggers that let us know if an inappropriate website is accessed," said assistant dir. of technology Jim Short.

Each Chromebook costs $300. Students are responsible for taking care of the laptops.

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