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Oversight Panel Refuses to Fund New L.A. Computers

By McClatchy-Tribune — October 07, 2014 1 min read
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The Los Angeles school district’s bond-oversight panel has rejected a move by officials to spend an additional $42 million on new computers, including purchases under a controversial—and recently suspended—technology contract. The panel said the district had not proved that it urgently needed the devices.

The purchase request is the latest development in a $1.3 billion project that was supposed to provide computers for every student, teacher, and campus administrator in the nation’s second-largest school system.

The district also wanted authorization to spend $16.5 million to buy computers for every middle and high school teacher as well as for office staff. The oversight committee approved only a third of the requested amount.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 08, 2014 edition of Education Week as Oversight Panel Refuses to Fund New L.A. Computers

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