Technology updates to cost $156,000 in North Allegheny
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North Allegheny intends to spend $156,000 on new technology that will make 28 classrooms at North Allegheny Intermediate High School digitally smart.
Roger Botti, the district's director of assets, transportation and technology, told the school board April 22 that the first phase of a two-year plan to improve digital technology at the intermediate high school is ready to launch.
The plan includes a new $156,273 four-year, lease-to-own agreement with Hewlett Packard Financial Services that will give the district 425 desktop computers, 30 laptops, 12 iMac computers and six digital mobile lab carts, Mr. Botti said.
The first phase of the plan will upgrade social studies and science classrooms for the 2009-10 school year. The second phase, which will include improving English and math classrooms, will happen before the 2010-11 school year, Mr. Botti said.
The intent of the plan is to bring the intermediate high school in line technologically with the high school, which had 55 classrooms improved over the last two years with Classrooms for the Future money.
In the case of the intermediate high school, the district will pay for the improvements.
Also at this week's meeting, the board is expected to approve the purchase of business, computer and information technology textbooks worth more than $28,000.
First Published April 30, 2009 5:33 am