LANSING — The Sunnybrook Elementary School District 171 Board of Education has approved an expenditure of $23,000 that will result in the purchase of 90 additional Chromebooks.

D.171 Superintendent Hughes B. George said the district has about 500 Chromebooks, about halfway to its goal of having one device available for each student in the district, which includes Nathan Hale Elementary and Heritage Middle School.

"We want to have the technology as an integral part of the teaching process," George said. "It's not going to replace teaching, but it should enhance the teacher's ability to deliver instruction."

In other business:

  • The board approved entering into a one-year free trial with a Texas-based company called YellowFolder to help the district move toward a paperless environment. George said the partnership would provide for digital storage of student, special education, human resource and administrative records.
  • The board accepted the retirement, effective Dec. 22, of Heritage Middle School library clerk Diane Lund and the resignation, effective Jan. 7, of Heritage Middle School fifth-grade English language arts teacher Emilie Hansel.