New chromebooks for local students

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Students will soon be getting new Chromebooks.

They will be distributed to students January 17th through January 21st at Jinks and Surfside Middles Schools.

A parent or guardian must attend with each student in order for the student to receive a device.

District MIS and Instructional Technology staff will also provide training.

This is part of Go Connect 1:1 which is a three-year plan proposed by the Bay District Schools Division of Teaching and Learning to put a mobile device in the hands of every middle school student, teacher, and administrator.

The students will have access to the devices 24/7 during the school year.

For more information, view Paris' interview with the principals from Jinks and Surfside Middle Schools.