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    Filed at 12:11 pm under by dcobranchi

    A Minneapolis-area school district entered into a controversial $1.7M contract to buy 1000 iBooks for distribution to students. The plan was so unpopular that it cost two School Board members their seats. Who cares, though, what the people think? They wrote the contract in a way that they can’t easily back out.

    Superintendent Kathleen Macy said it would cost more than $500,000 to back out of the deal. Thole said he had attorneys look at the contract, and the district possibly could get out of it for less. However, that wouldn’t be prudent, he said.

    “We’re going to go ahead with this and hope it works,” Thole said.

    Your tax dollars at work.

    One Response to “WHAT A WASTE!”

    Comment by
    December 16th, 2003
    at 8:01 pm

    $1.7 million for 1000 laptops comes to $1700 apiece. What a sweet deal for Apple.

    “The district is planning to do a test run with 200 computers at the end of the month to make sure the network can handle all the logins.”

    THEY DON’T EVEN … excuse me. They don’t even know if they can use them all.

    At least the locals appear to realize the importance of not electing complete idiots to the school board.