OLD FORT - Old Fort School's treasurer Jaime Pearson announced the school can expect to save up to $168,000 on insurance cost next year.
By switching to Medical Mutual, the school district should cut benefit costs by 10 percent. The district had already cut insurance cost by 5 percent from last year's total, according to Pearson.
High school principal Shane Jacoby outlined the beginnings of a program tentatively called BYOD, for Bring Your Own Device. The plan would allow students to use their own electronic devices, including tablets and smart phones, in school for certain lessons.
While teachers and students have already been meeting and discussing the possibility, there are a few hurdles which must be cleared.
Superintendent Jude Meyers said the wireless network could be adapted to address bandwidth and content issues. The program also would take a change in the school handbook to allow devices in school. The district may also have to add new staff to monitor the technology.