On April 1, members of the Hernando County, Fla., school board unanimously approved a four-year, $8.4 million deal to lease 11,000 brand-new computers from Dell, reports Hernando Today. The new machines will replace the district’s current policy of buying 700 new computers per year. It will provide computers for every classroom and a laptop for every teacher. "This is unprecedented in this district," management information systems director Cindy Peters said. "We’re refreshing computers in every media center, every lab and every computer. When school opens in the fall, it’s just going to be an amazing sight to see." The district currently has 10,474 machines, many of which are older than three years old. Some are eight to 10 years old. Now, any computers that are less than two years old will be refurbished and redistributed throughout the district, bringing the district’s computers up to 14,000, Peters said. In addition to updating the district’s technology, the plan is meant to even out district inconsistencies–part of Superintendent Wayne Alexander’s plan to eliminate the "haves and have nots" between schools…
 

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