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The Duval County School District sold out of 500 used laptops in less than three hours Friday morning.

The computers went on sale at 8 a.m. Half were bought online, and half were sold at the district administration office.

Used but still working computers are being offered to parents of students at $50 apiece this year.

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Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says parents will be able to purchase laptops for their children from the district for $50 beginning next school year.

The district is working out the details of the recently-approved computer plan.


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Duval County Public Schools will have about $20 million more to spend this school year, and a few million will go toward a state-mandated extra hour of reading at more than 40 Duval schools.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti presented a draft 2014-15 year budget and several recommendations to school board members at a workshop Tuesday.

The district used $15.8 million less from its general funds than expected last year and gained another $4.8 million in one-time adjustments from the state,  according to Vitti. 

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