GF board OKs purchase of Chromebooks

Friday, December 22, 2017

Kindergarten students in the Green Forest School District will soon be using Chromebooks in the classroom.

The Green Forest School Board voted at its Monday meeting to approve the purchase of 90 Chromebooks, three Chromebook charging carts and Google management licensing from White River Services and Solutions for approximately $28,064.79.

Superintendent Matt Summers said the Chromebooks will be used in kindergarten classrooms.

Also at the meeting, the board voted to accept a bid from Power Lift Foundation Repairs for $10,450 to work on the northwest section of the high school’s foundation. Summers said the job will include some pier work and is mostly a preventative measure.

The board also voted to approve a fundraiser request from the Green Forest Cub Scouts troop to build a track and hold a pinewood derby in the spring. Summers said the derby will be open to everyone and is being held to help grow attendance and funding for the local Cub Scouts troop.

The board also voted to hire nurse Regina Rinhart as the sick leave bank appointee, accept the resignation of Doris Bradley from the food service department and approve an addendum to Virgil Plagge’s teaching contract stating that he will be compensated for teaching during his conference period during the second semester.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in the high school library.

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