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Jan 17, 2013 8:47 AM by AP

Selling computers to students poses problems

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A new state law allows schools to sell old computers to students, but school administrators say tough budget realities mean students should probably look elsewhere.

Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes each have about 7,500 desktop computers circulating in their school systems. When those computers are pulled out of service, school districts are required to either send them to other state agencies or to a state recycling program.

The new law gives schools a third option - sell the computers to students seeking cheap, old computers.

But school technology supervisors say tight fiscal times mean opportunities to set up such a sale will be rare.

Ben Gautreaux, IT manager for Lafourche schools, says he uses a computer until it's broken.


Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com




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