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Okawville School Board Discusses New Computers

By Jill Moon

The West Washington County School Board met on March 26. Members heard a proposal from Q and S, a company that may be contracted to provide a new computer system for the school district.

If approved, this new system would put a laptop in every students’ hands and provide a seamless connection to the Internet while on campus.

Funding was discussed with Q and S’ quote of $15,000. Their estimates of the copper wire infrastructure being viable for 20 years, other infrastructure being viable for 7-9 years, and the computers themselves not being outdated for up to 7 years were heard.

Q and S guaranteed security exceeding industry standards. Superintendent Fuhrhop said the district should, “take advantage of the opportunity,” and that 100% of the cost would be covered by grants.

There were questions from members about the cost and Superintendent Fuhrhop assured that he would obtain more estimates to guarantee the district was getting the best price on the upgrade.

Other matters discussed were the graduation dates set for seniors May 17 at 2:00pm and 8th grade May 21 at 7:00pm.

For More, Please Read The April 1 Edition Of The Nashville News.

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