School board adds upgrades

School board adds upgrades

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The Batesville School Board bought a few new upgrades for their district.

Superintendent Gary Anderson said the board bought a Ford Expedition from the Independence County Office of Emergency Management.

The vehicle will be used for the secondary resource officers on campus because their current vehicle is out-dated.

Plus, the new vehicle is a four-wheel drive.

The money for the $18,900 car was taken from the school's operating fund.

The board also bought 30 computers from White River Services and Solutions.

The computers will upgrade the school's JAG program and other classes.

"The old ones were outdated and not operating," Anderson said, "So, this is almost $30,000. But, it's just a sum of what we do. We just try to keep all of the campuses in what we call high cutting-edge technology."

Anderson said these two projects should be complete after Spring Break.

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