Mandate to cost local schools $2 million

Gypsum Creek Middle School is the pilot program for the school district’s Computers on Wheels program. The program is in eight local schools, and eventually will be in them all. The district bought 32 Goodle Chromebooks, along with mobile kiosks to move them around.Special to the Daily | EAGLE — […]

Supervisors refuse county-owned laptops | Local

Salem Supervisor Evera Sue Clary said she appreciates the laptop provided by the county. She has been using her business laptop and doesn’t want to mix county business with her personal business. “Our town computer is an antique, and it’s impossible to Zoom at the town office because of lack […]

County broadband authority seeking $3.8M to bring fiber internet to 2,300 homes and businesses | Local Government

The 2021 Albemarle project proposal, which would provide fiber to homes and businesses in 11 parts of the county, will cost approximately $5.7 million. CenturyLink is contributing nearly $1.4 million and the Albemarle County Broadband Authority is contributing $640,000. The 11 sections include Boonesville, Gilbert Station Road, Jones Mill Road, […]

After initially focusing on small purchases, Pittsylvania County pursuing several large expenditures with CARES Act funding | Local News

During Tuesday’s finance committee meeting, the supervisors approved an allocation of $1.7 million to Pittsylvania County Schools that will cover the cost of 3,000 Chromebooks, the purchase of 1,000 internet hotspots with data included to be sent home with students, and bipolar ionization air scrubbers for the division’s elementary schools. […]