John Glenn School Board Amends Technology Purchase

The John Glenn School Board approved a resolution to rescind a previous technology purchase in the amount of $143,888.25.

The school’s attorney found some items that needed to be amended so the board approved a resolution to revoke the previous decision to move forward with the transaction.

Technology Director Andrew Stegemiller gathered quotes for a fewer number of Chromebooks at a price of $111,690 from Trinity 3 Technology. The purchase price approved by the board this week also includes the warranty on the computers.

The computers are used in the school corporation’s One-to-One computer initiative.

In the corporation’s program, freshmen get their computer and it is theirs through the duration of their high school career. Seniors turn in their Chromebook at the end of the school year, or they can purchase them at a discounted rate. Seventh grade students use their computer for two years.

Stegemiller said in a previous board meeting that the seventh and eighth grade computers were purchased four years ago under a different lease so it’s time to renew them.

The computers should be ready in time for the 2017-2018 school year.