Bidding process begins for laptops for school

Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, says he is open to the idea of a ballot initiative to measure public opinion on expanding Medicaid.

Idaho has begun the process of accepting bids for laptops to give to teachers and students as part of the Students Come First education reform package from 2011, according to the Times-News.

Manufacturers have until May 25 to get their proposals in. Teachers will receive laptops and training first, with one-third of the students getting devices in 2013, followed by a second third in 2014 and the last third in 2015.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s office estimates the cost to be around $60 million.






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