Irving school officials may buy smaller, PDA-like laptops to cut the cost of their novel practice of providing a computer to every high school student.

Voters approved about $50 million in technology bond funds last fall, part to pay for student laptops.

However, officials are examining ways to cut costs for the expensive program.

The existing laptops must be replaced as they grow older.

The high school laptop program began after voters approved a 2001 bond issue of roughly the same amount. About $5 million is remaining.

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