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Brighton School Board Approves Technology Bond Bid for New Computers

Brighton Area Schools will purchase a little less than 1,100 new computers for both teachers and students.

Brighton Board of Education members voted 6-0 to approve a staff recommended bid package for 1,085 new computers as part of the technology portion of the $88.4 million bond voters passed last year during Monday night's meeting.

Treasurer Jay Krause was absent from the meeting.

The district received 10 bids, covering several different well-known manufacturers from Acer to Dell and HP.

Netech Corporation was the lowest bid at $382,130 and will provide the district with 730 Dell laptops and desktop computers.

In addition, the package includes 355 Apple computers. Because of Apple’s distribution model, this portion of the work was not included in the computer bid package and quotes were requested directly from Apple.

The quote was for a total of $431,936.85 and includes 265 Macbook Pros, 70 iMacs and 20 Mac Minis.

The computers will be distributed into all of the district's schools.

Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray said there will be many more bids for computers in the future.

"This is just the tip of the iceberg," he said.

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