- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - The Meridian Public School District is providing laptops to middle school students this fall.

The school system is buying 1,300 Chromebooks from the Dell Company for $440,492.

Robin Miles, assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, tells The Meridian Star (https://bit.ly/1IbWhXi ) that guidelines for the new computers will be pretty strict in the beginning.

Miles says students will pick up their laptops in first period class and take with them to their classes during the day.

Miles says having the Chromebooks will allow students to leave books at home, which they will need to study and do homework. She says the computers will remain on campus when students leave school for the day

She says once a student is assigned the laptop, it will be theirs for their duration as middle-school years.

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Information from: The Meridian Star, https://www.meridianstar.com

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