The Hernando County School District is upgrading some of their technological equipment. They upgraded student computers, other equipment, and laptop tops for the teachers. A majority of the money for this upgrade came from the state of Florida in the form of Digital Classrooms Program (DCP) Plans & Allocation and a portion came from the School District's General Fund.
The DCP allocated $541,620.00 for the upgrading of student computers and another $392,319.00 for other equipment requests by schools. The school districts submit a plan for technology usage and the state funds portions of the plan.
The district used $978,270.10 from the general fund for upgraded laptops for teachers. Phase 2 of this laptop upgrade is going to happen this year with $76,104 in upgraded laptops for principals and assistant principals.
All old equipment will be either retired because they are unusable, retained for parts to be used for functioning older computers, or redeployed to critical need areas.