The Glynn County Board of Education approved at its meeting Tuesday the purchase of classroom technology for the new Burroughs-Molette Elementary School.

The school board voted unanimously to approve a bid of nearly $283,600 from STS Education, who will supply technology that Burroughs-Molette Elementary teachers have requested.

The new school building is set to open in January with teachers and students moving in wing by wing as the school is completed. The new facility is being built directly behind the current school.

“As we’re building the new Burroughs-Molette Elementary School, we’re putting in the technology that the teachers need as we continue to move forward in the 21st century,” said Jim Pulos, assistant superintendent for operations and administrative services for Glynn County Schools.

Teachers specifically requested Promethean boards, an interactive whiteboard, to be purchased for their classrooms, Pulos said.

The money approved Tuesday by the school board will come out of ESPLOST 3.

“The money is there, and it’s been in the budget for a long time,” said school board member Millard Allen.

The school board also approved without discussion several other purchases as well as a policy change to school system procedures regarding student discipline hearings.

The new tribunal policy allows the superintendent to appoint retirees to the panel that oversees the discipline hearings.

Other approved meeting items included the purchase of new digital communication equipment and increased internet capabilities for the school system. The school board also approved using grant money from the Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) grant to purchase laptops for schools.

These items were discussed at a work session Sept. 6. The board voted unanimously 6-0 to approve the purchases and changes. School board member Mike Hulsey abstained from the vote because he did not attend the Aug. 9 meeting.

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