SFPS looking into new technology

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe homeowners could be looking at a new tax: to pay for new school technology.

It’s a five-year, fifty million dollar levy that Santa Fe Public Schools is mulling over.

The money would go toward upgrading the district’s network and buying new hardware for classrooms like iPads, Smart boards, computers, and more.

The district’s school board says it will soon start polling residents to see what level of support there is for the proposed tax which would cost about $50 for every $100,000 of property value.

Steven Carrillo, SFPS Board VP states, “We have schools where if too many people are trying to do email at one time or get on the computers, they’re not able to do so. So we run the gammit throughout the district but I would on the whole, we are, we are very far behind.”

The district is also taking public comment, and could vote on whether or not to enact the levy as early as February 18th.

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