Read today’s account of the technology part of the local capital funding request in the Daily News:
The request includes $1.2 million to replace 780 outdated computers and other technology, but County Manager John Langdon sent out an e-mail Tuesday to school officials suggesting that amount may not be the most affordable or realistic route to take.
“That number may be too much for annual funding and won’t significantly improve excessive obsolescence (of computers) soon enough,” he said in the e-mail.
Langdon has proposed a financing plan much like one it just adopted for Carteret Community College improvements. The county would finance a $2 million loan to go toward school system technology needs.
In return, the school system would agree to a five-year replacement plan that caps spending for computer and technology replacement over the life of the loan.
This ship may not sail until the new fiscal year—if she sails at all—but dang if she ain’t at berth.