By Nathan Steiner
Starting next year, Red Lion will be incorporating the One-to-One program, making laptops accessible to every student.
Tim Smith, the head of the technology department at Red Lion, said that the 8th graders that attend the junior high will bring their 11-inch chromebooks up to the high school.
10th and 11th graders will get brand new devices, and the seniors will get existing technology that still operates from the school.
Red Lion wants the best software for their students to use, so they will be incorporating a 3-year standard, and will try to capitalize on the devices to afford the new ones.
As far as the concerns for damage goes, the school will help to fix any accidental mishaps, but if it's damaged by being irresponsible, then it will be up to the student to handle the costs involved.
“If you treat it right, there will be normal wear and tear,” said Mr. Smith. “Otherwise, you're responsible any possible damage costs.”
This new exciting change also benefits some teachers.
Mrs. Vasselas, a teacher at the high school, believes that because each and every student has their own laptop now, there is no need for the use of phones in school.
“When students have computers to use, this will mean that there is no need for phones in class.”
Many teachers believe that phones are a very big distraction, and this is a solution.