Bond project of the week: Laptop carts and MacBook Air computers

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Einstein students check out the school's new MacBook Air laptops.

Students throughout SCUSD will be able to prepare for the upcoming state online field test on new laptops purchased with Measure Q bond funds and federal E-Rate funds.

So far, 4,300 Apple MacBook Air laptops have been distributed to SCUSD schools, said Terry Kritsepis, Assistant Superintendent of Information Education Technology. The laptops are housed in secure carts that can be rolled into classrooms when needed. The carts are also charging stations.

Another 49 carts containing another 1,800 laptops will be distributed to schools next month, Kritsepis said.

In addition, crews are working to prepare schools for computer-based testing by upgrading network connections and capabilities, he added.

“All sites in the next two years will be modernized to 21st century tech-ready levels,” said Kritsepis.

Sacramento voters passed Measures Q and R in November of 2012. With the first sale of the bonds completed, SCUSD is moving ahead on a slate of projects to improve classrooms and schools.

For more information about projects underway funded through Measures Q and R, visit www.scusd.edu/bond-projects.