Kelly Mill Elementary is one step closer to being ready for its August debut.
During a special called meeting last week, the Forsyth County Board of Education approved the purchase of computers for the new school.
At the cost of $560 per desktop computer and monitor, the board approved buying 340 Hewlett Packard Compaq 6300 Pro computers and 17-inch monitors for the school’s classrooms, labs and media center.
The computers come with a three-year warranty and on-site technical support.
The warranty and support will also come with the 200 Hewlett Packard notebook computer lease the board approved.
The computers, $649 each, will be used by teachers and for wireless notebook carts that can be moved between classrooms for student use.
Kelly Mill isn’t the only school to receive new computers.
The board also approved leasing 4,500 new Hewlett Packard Compaq Pro computers to replace aging systems at West Forsyth High, Johns Creek Elementary and Little Mill and Piney Grove middle schools. The four schools opened in August 2007.
The computers will also be used as administrative desktops, including food services point of sale, media centers and computer labs, for online testing.
The yearly cost to lease the 4,500 computers is $651,807 for three years and $162,000 for the fourth year.