Students in the Alton School District will see an increase in technology starting next year following the approval of a lease with Carrollton Bank at last night’s meeting. The $1-millon lease will allow the district to expand its 1-to-1 initiative substantially according to assistant Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner.
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Baumgartner says the pilot the district conducted this year gave them enough confidence to make this move possible.
In other business, the board approved four bids totaling nearly $632,000 for work on the new sports complex being built at Alton High. The board also approved a five-cent raise for breakfast and lunch prices in the district, which was required by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.
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