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story.lead_photo.caption Barbara Martinez, 16, from left, Clinton McCarver, 18, and Kiara Zapete, 17, all Springdale High School juniors, work on a project Wednesday in Scottie Person’s world history class. The students will use net books to view and create their projects which will touch on all subjects they have studied this year. - Photo by Anthony Reyes

Area students probably won’t be using digital textbooks in the next few years.

By The Numbers

Technology Money

Area school districts plan to spend millions of dollars over the next three years to maintain technology and put more laptops and computer tablets in schools. The districts have not yet committed to digital textbooks.

School District Tech Budget

Bentonville $20 million

Fayetteville $10 million

Rogers $12 million

Springdale $25 million

Source: Staff Report

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