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Elmore Co. Schools get much needed technology upgrade

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ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) -

Call it the ultimate reboot.

The old, clunky computers are out at Elmore County public schools and the new, smooth and much lighter weight laptops and desk-tops are in.

"We are really excited," said Coosada Elementary School teacher Heather Cope.

Cope couldn't be happier. We found Cope painting a book shelf in her classroom on Wednesday, and she can't wait to "brush" up on her computer skills with the new laptops.

"It got to the point where I couldn't depend on the old system to present a power-point," said Cope.

Barbara Burchard says the county school district is pretty much replacing all of its 3,500 old computers at all county schools, which is great news for the school district's 11,000 students.

And there's more.

WSFA 12 News has learned that the school district will lead the state this year in terms of the high tech nature of the laptops.

"They're wireless so they can take them in other areas of the building and hook up to the Internet," said Burchard.

County school leaders say the worn out computers will be recycled and through that recycling process the school district could earn $100,000.

Burchard says the district is paying for the new computers through its general fund, grants and line-of-credit.

Classes begin in early August, plenty of time to get acquainted and connected to the new laptops.

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