Gov. Deal Signs Digital Classroom Act into Law

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Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that encourages all instructional material purchased by a local board of education to be in a digital or electronic format by July 1, 2020.

Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), the chief sponsor of the Digital Classroom Act, was
on hand for the signing ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol.

The act also encourages each local board of education to provide students with their own laptop, tablet
or other wireless device or allow them to bring their own to the classroom.

Provisions are included in the legislation for the funding to assist local boards in attaining complete digital access, with the State Board of Education annually presenting their recommendations to the General Assembly
for consideration.

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