$4 million technology budget for Lower Merion schools

    Though plans to provide home Internet access to students don’t look imminent, Lower Merion School District will spend about $4 million on technology for the second consecutive year.

    The Main Line Times outlined the spending detailed at a recent Finance Committee meeting, which revealed the bulk of the spending goes toward instructional computers, the one-to-one program, hardware, software and maintenance.

    George Frazier, director of information services, said the district hopes to maintain its student-computer ratios at one-to-one in the high schools, 1.5-to-one in the middle schools and two-to-one at the elementary schools.

    New initiatives will go on the back burner; just 1 percent of the $4 million is allotted to those.

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