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October 02, 2013 - School technology

Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously, Sept. 23, to approve $172,968.80 for the purchase of Extreme Networks Switches from Delta Network Services of Auburn Hills.

Current network routing switches, which connect the district's computers to the Internet, are 11 years old and obsolete Cisco no longer supports them, administration said.

The school board also approved $546,139 for a new Synergy Student Information System. The purchase will be spread over five years, with $157,062 set for 2013-2014. Wyoming Public Schools of Michigan will provide information maintenance and storage services.

The district budgeted $330,030.80 for technology purchases in 2013-2014.

Electronics recycling

Sashabaw Middle School hosts an Community Recycling Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the school, 5565 Pine Knob Lane.

They will accept desktop, laptop, tablet, and other computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, and accessories, stereo and video equipment, small household appliances, batteries, and other electronics.

Computer Recyclers of Michigan will collected the recyclables. They request a $5 donation per family for the school's Michigan Green School efforts.

For more information, call Rodney Pierson at 248- 623-4572.

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