Putnam City school voters can discuss technology bond issue

Putnam City Schools will hold a community meeting Thursday to discuss the upcoming technology bond election.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 5, 2013
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Putnam City Schools will hold a community meeting Thursday to discuss the upcoming technology bond election.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Putnam City North High School, 11800 N Rockwell. This will be the last of three public meetings to discuss the proposal.

Voters will decide Feb. 12 whether to approve a $6 million bond that would overhaul technology in the district, including providing funds for the purchase of about 10,000 iPads and assistive technology for students with disabilities.

It also would provide projection equipment for the four large performance spaces that currently don't have that capability.

“New technology in student hands gives them learning opportunities they need,” Superintendent Paul Hurst said. “It enriches learning in all academic subjects and helps students become more ready for college and careers. These meetings are an opportunity for the community to understand the bond proposal in depth and ask questions before they vote on Feb. 12.”

If approved, the bond would increase property taxes by about $3 per month for every $1,000 paid in property taxes.

For more information on the bond issue, to go www.putnamcityschools.org/bond.



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