If I were the superintendent of Oak Park and River Forest High School I would instead of books and all the papers that go to waste I would have all the kids using laptops. This would cut down on the price we pay for all the books that not every classes uses them. It is just a waste of money to have all the books.
It would also cut down on the amount of paper we waste. With all the handouts and miscellaneous papers floating around in students backpacks and on the ground. It would just be the more "Green" of us to switch to laptops.
This change would be expensive in the beginning but in the long run it would save money because we would cut down on the recycling bills and the price of all the books that just sit on the selves half the time. This is also a good thing for the students with just caring the laptop it would be less weight on their backs.