State education officials have pulled the plug on a project described as the largest Internet expansion in Georgia school history. The $3.6 million for the Internet upgrade is part of a plan to bring all 180 school districts up to speed in an increasingly digital era. But someone forgot to add $3.6 million to an upcoming bond issue.
Most of Georgia’s 180 school districts have agreed to join a statewide computer database that stores student information. Officials with the state Department of Education say the network will hold test scores and attendance records and make it easier for teachers to track student progress.