The council will vote next week to ask the school system to administer the program and appoint an independent foundation to handle fundraising for continuing its support. Langford had proposed allowing a foundation to run the program. After weeks of debate, and concerns over whether the district was equipped to handle the influx of computers, the council has approved spending $3.5 million for the program. The machines, to be bought for about $200 each through the One Laptop Per Child foundation, will cost about $3 million. The remaining $500,000 could be used to help the school system run the laptops, city officials said…

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