Batavia Teachers Can Pick Up Speed with 64 New Personal Computers
Tabor, Terri, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Terri Tabor Daily Herald Staff Writer
Things are going to be moving a little faster in Batavia Middle School computer classrooms this year.
With 64 new personal computers, teachers will no longer have to hold up class for 15-minute boot-ups.
"Obviously that was very frustrating for the some of the kids and teachers," Principal Harold Wolff said.
School officials decided it was out with the old and in with the new.
They had hoped to have the $90,000 worth of computers paid for with the school's budget money, but there were some higher priorities and just not enough money to around, Wolff said.
Instead, the middle school is paying for the computers with proceeds from its annual magazine sales, which usually generate about $30,000 a year for the student activity fund.
The school will use $20,000 of that to lease the computers for five years.
The Batavia school board recently approved the lease, and Wolff is expecting the computers will be delivered in time for school. …