The Jackson County School System will spend almost a half million dollars in sales tax revenue to update and install new interactive whiteboards in classrooms across the district.
The board of education approved spending $461,000 of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds earmarked for technology on Monday for purchasing or replacing SMART Boards. Currently, the school system has more than $857,400 in sales tax money available for technology.
SMART Boards are interactive whiteboards that allow teachers to integrate lessons from the Internet and videos in front of their classrooms.
The Jackson County School System has been using SMART Boards for several years — but some of the technology is outdated or some schools have classrooms without the interactive whiteboards. The district also plans to incorporate the same brand and model throughout all of its schools.
For this and other education stories, see the March 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.