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District 153 approves device fee for next year

The Homewood District 153 school board approved a $25 device fee and a $20 device insurance fee as part of the district’s student fees for the coming year. 

This year the district provided every student with a laptop computer, a case and after-hours technical support allowing each student to be connected to district services, according to Beth White, director of technology services.

Even though the district is planning for students to be in the schools next year, students in grades five through eight will be taking the personal laptop home, White told . . .

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