Bear Branch Elementary School is receiving:
New Instructional Staff Laptops & Office PCs: By the Start of the 2023-2024 School Year
New Interactive Panels & Chromebook Carts: By the Start of the 2023-2024 School Year
In May of 2022, Humble ISD citizens voted for students, teachers and schools to have additional, newer technology through Bond 2022 Proposition B.
There are three categories of purchases being made:
Devices for Campus Instructional Staff: Every instructional staff member will have the opportunity to get a new laptop, charger, and carrying case. The laptop will be more powerful than the devices some teachers currently use. The new laptops will run a Windows operating system.
Devices for Campus Staff: Every office or front desk staff member will have the opportunity to get a new desktop computer, keyboard, and dual monitors.
Devices for Classrooms: Every classroom will be equipped with a touch screen panel with an integrated PC.
The devices will be rolled out on a staggered schedule. There are two reasons for this:
We remain committed to our promise of not raising the tax rate so the district sells only a portion of the bonds at one time in order to keep the tax rate stable.
It is wise to purchase technology over time, instead of all at once, so that all of our devices don’t expire in the same year.
The new technology is being rolled out first to campuses that have the oldest devices, based upon this formula: