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Bullitt County Schools issue Chromebooks to students ahead of school year

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bullitt County Public Schools is giving it's students new laptops. 

Chromebooks were handed out to students Thursday in grades six through nine to use for the new school year.

District Technology Director Jim Jackson says knowing how to learn through technology is important for the students' futures. "So we're trying to prepare our students for being able to if they go to college to be able to know what learning online is about and to be able to have an understanding of that."  He adds that "So when they get to college, maybe they are a leg up on other people that haven't dealt with it that way."

Jackson says the laptops are also beneficial to teachers because it helps them offer more resources to the students. It also makes it easier on them to grade certain assignments. 

Students do have to pay a $35 dollar fee to use the laptops. 

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