WEDOWEE--Randolph-Roanoke Career Technology Center director Donald Lewis told Randolph County Board of Education at its May 30 meeting that the state legislature has approved a $50-million bond issue for career tech education.
Of that, $30 million will be for existing programs and $20 million for new programs. It will be divided by a formula by the number of students, programs, systems, etc. He said at least $300,000 is expected to come to Randolph County. Lewis said he will have more information for the school board at the next meeting.
Technology director Deborah McManus said students were sent home with a technology survey to see what they have available in their homes. Sixty-five percent returned the survey. Of those, 76 percent reported having the Internet at home, but 24 percent do not. One hundred ninety-five said they have no technology at home, including no cell phone.