Tecumseh Schools will be getting a few more technology upgrades.
On Monday, the Pottawatomie Board of County Commissioners approved Tecumseh Schools to purchase 210 new Chromebooks for a total cost of $55,561.
At last week's meeting, the board approved Tecumseh’s request to purchase 87 Kindle tablets and 24 iPad Air devices.
The Kindles were to be purchased at a total cost of $11,288 and the iPad Airs at a cost $11,350.
Plans to purchase the Kindles directly from Amazon fell through and Tecumseh Schools found an alternate option for purchasing the items.
Best Buy is able to provide the Kindles at the same cost.
All the equipment will be purchased with funds available to the Tecumseh district from the county’s education sales tax.
In other commission news:
• At last week's meeting, the board of commissioners approved an agreement with Pottawatomie County and Cleveland County to repair two miles of New Hope Road in Pottawatomie County. Cleveland County will assist District 2 with the project and the Absentee Shawnee Tribe will reimburse Pottawatomie County for materials used in the project.
This week, the board of commissioners approved the contract agreement between the counties, which states the Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be reimbursed per project.
• There was no action taken on the approval of District 1's request to lease a John Deere Dozer. This item was tabled until next week's meeting.
• With drought conditions improving, and the county not under any drought conditions as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the county fire chiefs did not vote in favor of a ban at this time.