DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County School Board set the wheels in motion to get advanced technology in the hands of its students.

At the recommendation of school superintendent, Brandy White, the board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of Chromebooks for its entire student body.

White says it will cost the district just under $65,000 and says it will also get needed technology in the hands of many children who may come from financiallly challenged families.

“We just went over a few things. We approved some additional Chromebooks because we have had some growth in our enrollment, and so we’re trying to supply those kids with technology,” Brandy White said.

In addition, the board will purchase additional surveillance cameras for its school campuses to increase school security.

Superintendent Brandy White also says the start to the academic year has gone amazingly well on all
the Houston County school campuses.