The Barrow County Board of Education was asked to give approval to spending some $141,000 for new computer servers and construction materials and labor at the Jan. 25 meeting.
Final approval of $25,000 for three DELL servers and $116,000 for materials and labor to install new doors and acoustical ceiling at the College and Career Preparatory Academy, formerly Bethlehem Elementary, will be voted on at the Feb. 1 board meeting. Claire Miller, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, told the board the system’s current servers, which are used to house student information, are over four years old and during the past several months, disk space issues have arisen which, if not corrected, will result in loss of data and user down time.
In addition, the current servers “won’t run the new (SchoolMax software) release” the school system has committed to implementing in the fall of the 2011-2012. Jamie Gordon, administrative systems manager, SchoolMax Enterprises, told the board the system has successfully used SchoolMax for the past eight years.