Board of Education members in Flossmoor School District 161 Monday rejected an emergency administration request for new computers to be used during the state-mandated PARCC standardized test, which students will begin taking later this month.
In a 5-2 vote, board members turned down the administration’s request to immediately spend $30,000 for 150 new Chromebook laptop computers that could used in administering PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. State education officials notified District 161 in December that PARCC is to be given with computers, rather than with papers and . . .
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