September 27, 2021

NBPS invests in $1.2 million in new technology

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Public Schools students will benefit from 2,100 new laptops and TouchView interactive flat panels at the middle schools, thanks in part of some COVID relief funds.

These new technology additions represent an investment of more than $1.2 million. Students and teachers will be newly equipped to support learning and teaching while also providing improved student support systems.

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Funding, in part, comes from the ECF, which is made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help schools and libraries support student learning, as well as through a combination of local and state funds.

Robert P. Tetreault, NBPS chief technology officer, noted this latest IT upgrade is comprehensive in scope.

The brand-new equipment includes 1,200 Chromebooks and 900 laptops, plus…

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