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Many Duval schools to get computer upgrades

7:12 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Forty-one local public schools will getting technological upgrades over the next two years as part of a $32.6 million government program to assist school systems in catching up with the times.

The Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, as they are called, provide no-interest money to school districts with a payback period of 15 years to make improvements to technology.

"What it means is more one-on-one devices: iPads, laptops, wireless access," said Duval County Superintendent Nicholai Vitti during a news conference on Tuesday.

Local corporations and donors helped seal the deal as the bonds required community financial support.

Some of the changes in the middle and elementary schools will get underway in January and be completed within two years.


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