EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students are starting to see the recently passed bond money at work. Though the measure went through almost a year ago and the fancy new Mac Airbooks were bought back in January, the district is just now distributing the carts of 36 laptops.
Administrators and teachers say the additions go a long way to leveling the educational playing field and that the students are very excited about their new gadgets.
Twin Oaks Elementary fourth and fifth grade teacher Michelle Squires says, “They just felt so supported. I really feel like they felt the adults around them had really invested in them and in a tool that was going to really help them and they felt it and they’ve been thankful from day one.”
All of the schools will have the computers on wheels or COWS as they’re called delivered after spring break.