The Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, Mass., reports that local school superintendent Thomas Lamey had to make a tough choice between buying new technology and reconfiguring three middle schools to serve grades 5-8. Although at least one member of Lamey’s school board asked why the $300,000 in question wasn’t being spent on technology, Lamey explained that although the district is “desperate for technology,” he felt it will be possible in future budgets. The middle school configuration, on the other hand, could not wait.