JMCSS May Soon Do Away with Text Books
JACKSON, Tenn.- The Jackson-Madison County School Board met Tuesday night to discuss going digital, which would include getting rid of textbooks. The plan was devised to where each student would receive an electronic tablet. The tablet would replace the more than 64,000 textbooks the school system uses each year. There is only one problem. The tablets would add five point five million dollars to the budget over the next year. “It’s a big sock on a budget and you know, the county commission has to come up with these funds, they need to be prepared and plan for it, and then we needed just a little bit more on making sure that we’ve covered all our bases and we know with pretty good certainty what those costs would be,” said The school administrative staff is planning on reworking the budget without the digital conversion money.