Grand Rapids, Mich., Board of Education members say they are going green by using laptops to conduct board business and by making more district information available on a revamped web site, reports the Grand Rapids Press. Administrators said the plan is intended to save money–but they are not sure how much. Nor did they know how much it cost to provide the nine board members with new Dell laptops, Verizon Wireless access cards, optical mouses, and carrying cases. "This is a very ‘green’ move," board member Jane Gietzen said at an Aug. 1 board retreat. "It’s important to remember that this is going to create savings in printing and other areas." Staff are revamping the district’s web site to include a video feature that will make available anything broadcast on channel 27, its cable public access channel, as well as school activities and sporting events. Web surfers also will find links to department heads and board members with biographical and contact information, as well as links to school board agendas and reports…

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