Petoskey (Mich.) Board Moves Ahead with Tech Program

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

At a price of $51.61 per copy, which the district obtained through Regional Education Media Centers (REMC) of Michigan, a statewide organization that assists schools with media needs, the total price for the software will be $23,225.

Although the district has been using proceeds from a $4.9 million bond sale approved earlier this year by voters, to cover hardware and installation costs for its technology program, district chief financial officer Kent Cartwright said school officials can't legally use the bond for software and will instead pay for it through its building and site budget.

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