Posted by: mobilitycloud | August 25, 2011

Dougherty Schools Buying 120 Ipads

This was the school system that we presented to earlier this month about tablets before HP announced their exit from the TouchPad but regardless I’m happy that they decided to move forward with the iPad so they can deliver much valued education services to their students via mobile/tablet solutions.

Dougherty Schools Buying 120 Ipads

Dougherty County School Board Chairman James Bush, left, speaks while DCSS Superintendent Joshua Murfree looks on during a board meeting Wednesday. The board approved $87,759 for the purchase of 120 Apple IPads for the system in addition to giving the go ahead to pursue a $10.5 million TAN loan for operating funds through the end of the year.

Dougherty County School Board Chairman James Bush, left, speaks while DCSS Superintendent Joshua Murfree looks on during a board meeting Wednesday. The board approved $87,759 for the purchase of 120 Apple IPads for the system in addition to giving the go ahead to pursue a $10.5 million TAN loan for operating funds through the end of the year.

 

#ALBANY — The Dougherty County School Board at its regular mid-month meeting on Wednesday approved a no-bid purchase of 120 Apple iPads for $82,759.

#The no-bid was a result of Apple being the sole provider after HP announced recently it was getting out of the tablet business.

#“We need to get this technology into the hands of our students, and move into the 21st century,” board member Darrel Ealum said just before the 6-0 vote. “This technology is critical for our children.”

#In other business, the board failed to approve the recommendation of the hiring of three assistant principals at Jackson Heights, Lamar Reese and Morningside when the board deadlocked 3-3.

#Board member Milton Griffin was absent from the board meeting.

#The Board approved 6-0 to seek bids on a $10.5 million Tax Anticipation Note — which is a loan intended to provide the system with operating funds until the end of the year when tax revenue flows in. The Board also approved renaming it MIS (Management Information Systems) Department to IT (Information Technology).

#The next board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 12

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  1. Great to see more and more school systems offering an upgrade of technology to it’s students. I would love to be able to offer information on antimicrobial wireless Bluetooth iPad cases to the discussion makers. Image the opportunity to protect student/staff iPad users against the spread of infectious deceases with a antimicrobial keyboard. Why shrug this off as more of a healthcare product when educational institutions could benefit as well. Thoughts?

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