The county commissioners will formally vote on this proposal on July 16:
But in the end, commissioners increased the operations budget proposed by the county manager, appropriated $2.54 to the school’s capital budget and decided to pursue a $2 million financing deal to purchase 1,475 computers, as well as printers, servers and projectors. The board approved the budgets during a special meeting held in the boardroom of the county administration building.
The county and school board also agreed to pursue a $2 million financing plan to replace computers in the schools.
In an e-mail sent to commissioners Tuesday, Mr. Langdon stated it was clear technology needs at the schools had been under-funded during the last seven years and as a result, the schools’ computer fleet was obsolete.
The school board agreed to limit its request for technology funding during the next five years to move forward with the financing plan. While both board’s agreed to the idea, no official motion was made.
(News Times, 6/22/07)