The Washington County School Board recently approved over half a million dollars to be spent on new technology in the district. Specifically, laptops for student and teacher use. Funding for these devices was collected from the half-cent sales tax.

Washington County School’s Superintendent, Joseph Taylor, states, “We are very fortunate that the Washington County citizens approved the half-cent sales tax in the Fall of 2018. With these funds, the district has been able to make technology purchases that put our students on a more level playing field with larger districts in the area and will continue to provide great opportunities in the coming years.”

To date, the school district has received over $4.3 million from the sales tax for the purpose of Technology and Facilities. The recent purchase will put over 900 student laptops and 150 teacher laptops in circulation for the 2022-23 school year.