Coatesville schools contemplate tech purchase for special education students

    The Coatesville Area School Board is considering dipping into its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act stimulus fund to purchased $120,000 worth of new computers for its special education students.

    That portion of the $280,000 IDEA fund could add about 150 computers to district elementary and high schools, the West Chester Daily Local reports. Grant money from the IDEA fund must be spent by September 2011.

    The new computers would replace existing, outdated ones in classrooms, which would be moved to computer labs of school-wide access.

    The school board will review the proposal March 22.

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