A £700,000 technology plan for schools has been approved.

After a £700,000 investment in new interactive whiteboards was overwhelmingly approved, schools throughout Inverclyde will get a technology boost sooner than expected.
The policy and resources executive sub-committee agreed to a'mini-completion' of a refresh programme to upgrade existing infrastructure in five primary schools, three secondary schools, and two special education schools.

Subject to tendering and material availability, the goal now is to deploy the new interactive whiteboards 12 months earlier than intended by the conclusion of the current fiscal year.
The cost is estimated to be £700k.

"We know how important a good education is for our young people, so it's important that, in addition to having among the best school buildings in Scotland, if not the UK, here in Inverclyde, our pupils and staff also have the most modern equipment available within those establishments to aid their learning and teaching," said Councillor Stephen McCabe, leader of Inverclyde Council and convener of policy and resources.

"Given how quickly technology advances, I'm thrilled that we've been able to unanimously agree to expedite this phase of the interactive whiteboard update programme for the benefit of our employees and young people."

"These whiteboards will be a tremendous benefit for teachers and students in their day-to-day learning in classrooms."
Officers from the council have now been given permission to move forward with the plans and accept the best-value-for-money proposal for the work.

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