Hays USD 489 to use federal money to buy pcs

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The Hays USD 489 school board voted to accepted the order of new computers for Hays Large College learners and kindergarten-as a result of eighth-grade staff.

The district strategies to apply for Federal Unexpected emergency Connectivity Funding to order 900 pupil pcs and 200 staff members desktops.

The federal cash will go over $400 for each individual scholar and workers laptop or computer. The cost savings will be $440,000. The district’s price will be $296,000.

Scott Summers, district technology director, said the district’s vendor anticipates the value of personal computer chips and the products that incorporate them will carry on to rise.

Summers mentioned he is attempting to get the buy placed ahead of the following cost bump.

The college district has a pc replacement program, which phone calls for changing college student pcs every single 4 decades. Workers computer systems are changed every single five many years.

All of the pcs that will be bought with the federal cash had been scheduled to be replaced at the stop of the coming college year. This will let the personal computers to be replaced six months early.

Summers stated the personal computers will have an upgraded processor and extra RAM.

With the personal computer chip shortages, the district is not anticipating the personal computers will not be sent right up until November or December.

Summers stated he hoped to have the computers rolled out by the 2nd semester. 

Tammy Wellbrock, recently elected board president, and Mike Walker, board member, equally thanked Summers for his get the job done to preserve the district dollars.

The personal computers that are staying replaced will be sold. How a lot the faculty district gets for each personal computer will depend on its affliction.