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Board approves switch to Chromebooks

After nearly a decade offering one-to-one technology in the form of iPads for students, Windom Area Schools will make a major change for students in grades 6-12 for the 2022-23 school year.

At Monday’s monthly work session, the Windom Area School Board approved making the transition from iPads to Chromebooks for grades 6-12.

Superintendent Wayne Wormstadt noted the change was recommended by the district’s technology department and will come at a significant cost savings to the district.

High School Principal Bryan Joyce added that online textbooks that had previously only been available for iPads are becoming increasingly available for Chromebooks.

The board unanimously approved the switch.

For now, grades K-5 will continue to use iPads.

More on Monday’s school board meeting appears in the March 2 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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