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Rep. Norton hands out $2,500 technology checks to schools

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Six Caddo Parish schools will get $2,500 each for technological upgrades.

Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Caddo) handed out the checks Wednesday to the following schools: 81st St. Elementary, Caddo Middle Magnet, Mooretown Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Westwood Elementary, and Woodlawn Leadership Academy.

Last year, Norton gave out $30,000.

She says the additional funds will help students learn the skills they need after graduation.

"I believe that we have a responsibility as legislators to make sure that we're preparing them to be able to go out into the market and to compete," Norton says.

Monday's total $15,000 will be used for equipment like laptops, projectors, and smart boards.

The money was approved in 2012's LA House Bill 1.

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