Shelton schools to buy Chromebooks with state grant

The Shelton Board of Education plans to purchase 800 Google Chromebooks with a $256,900 state technology grant.

School officials said the Chromebooks are inexpensive, efficient with resources, and compatible with the district’s other technology. They also are compatible with a new web-based standardized test the school system will soon begin using.

The Chromebooks, a form of computer laptop, will cost in the range of $300 each.

They will be available to students through carts brought to classrooms.

School Supt. Freeman Burr said the technology grants from the state Department of Education came with no requirement for any match or reimbursement by local districts.