SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Schools To Receive 600K Infusion Of Technology In Next

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s meeting, the Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved $605,000 in capital requests for the 2019-2020 school year.The capital requests included:$180,000 for projector & interactive whiteboard replacements at the Middle School$100,000 for a wireless upgrade at the Middle School$100,000 for laptop replacements at the North & West$100,000 for a new datacenter for the district$75,000 for 80 desktops and monitor replacements in the Middle School Tech Labs$30,000 for a PA system upgrade at the six lower schools$20,000 for Chromebook Carts for MCAS testing“The use of technology continues to play a significant role in our schools,” Town Manager Jeff Hull stressed in his recent budget message. “Capital expenditures in the amount of $605,000 are recommended in the upcoming year’s budget to help ensure Wilmington’s students can develop essential skills for the 21st century.”“The 18-year-old Middle School requires an upgrade to its Wi-Fi infrastructure. As use of technology continues to expand, maintaining connectivity is key,” said Hull. “The replacement of projectors and whiteboards is proposed, as the existing projects with be 10 years old in fiscal year 2020 and do not have the level of resolution as compared with current projects.”Hull also noted that the current laptops and desktops at the North and West are at least five years old, while the upgrades to the school system’s data center will allow for “automatic data balancing, greater reliability and data protection, with capacity for data and computing growth.”Residents will vote on each capital request at the Annual Town Meeting in May.(NOTE: The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”VIDEO: Watch This Week’s School Committee MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At Wednesday Night’s MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

Harris County Assistant Treasurer Has Been Charged With Felony Theft

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @HCSOTexas Lt. Mauro Alvarado joins Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to announce arrest of county treasurer’s office employee on theft charges. Photo via click2houston via HCSOGregory Lueb, 56, was charged with theft.The second in command of the Harris County Treasurer’s Office, Gregory Wayne Lueb, is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a county credit union to pay a dominatrix who was blackmailing him.Lueb was arrested Thursday, April 5, and charged with felony theft of up to $30,000. Prosecutors said the 56-year-old was fired from the treasurer’s office this week.A court document said he texted with a woman he met online. Lueb told investigators they had a submissive relationship and the woman eventually demanded money and threatened to tell his wife.Prosecutors said he obtained cash advances from the credit union while making fraudulent deposits.A Harris County district attorney’s spokesman said the dominatrix hasn’t been identified but the investigation continues. Lueb’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call.Press conference: ranking county treasury official charged with theft in financial public corruption investigation https://t.co/VZgB3hKhCu— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Press conf https://t.co/ATQtjFhq4d— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Lt. Mauro Alvarado joins @HarrisCountyDAO at @CrimeStopHOU to announce arrest of county treasurer’s office employee on theft charges. pic.twitter.com/kEPKBZJDXC— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) April 6, 2018 BREAKING: Ranking county treasury official charged with theft in financial public-corruption investigation.— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Sharelast_img read more