Technology Director Ryan McGee of the Mattapoisett (Mass.) schools estimates that the district's funding for technology needs over the next five years will cost at least $366,000.
While Selectmen were not opposed to most of the items included in McGee’s priority list, including computer labs and iPads, they did take issue with the source of the funding.
Town Administrator Mike Gagne discussed paying for this year’s request of approximately $50,000 through bonds, but Selectmen Chair Jordan Collyer asked, “Why isn’t this in the school budget if we know it’s that much per year?”
Selectman Paul Silva agreed. “It should start to be placed in the budget.”