WHAT: More than 15,000 students in the Paramount Unified School District will be greeted with new digital tools, remodeled facilities and expanded curriculum when they return to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Paramount students will have increased access to technology this year as the District has purchased new Google Chromebook laptops for all third-graders, sophomores and students of Leona Jackson Middle School. The laptops arrive as part of the District’s new tech implementation plan, which aims to provide a personal technology device to every student in grades 3-12 by 2020.

Paramount High School’s West Campus is undergoing a modernization project that will improve all classrooms and building structures, while Captain Raymond Collins Elementary will be updated with new portable classrooms. Seventh-graders across the District will now have access to Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering courses being offered for the first time as electives. Meanwhile, college-prep elective Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes have been expanded to include students at three elementary schools and all sixth-graders.

WHEN: 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 16

WHERE: Paramount High Senior Campus, 14429 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723

DETAILS: The new technological tools and updated facilities are funded by Measure I, the $106 million bond measure which voters passed in November.

More than 1,200 Paramount High School freshmen were the first to receive the new tech plan laptops last spring.