Pottawatomie County commissioners on Monday approved several purchases for local schools using their funds from the county's education sales tax.
Commissioners approved a motion for McLoud Public Schools to purchase the 470 Chromebooks and extended warranties off state contract in the amount of $150,440.
Charging carts also were purchased for $9,685.40.
An agenda item for Macomb Schools also was approved, with Macomb purchasing just over $4,000 in furniture for elementary classrooms.
Wanette Schools received approval to purchase five new air conditioning and heating units for the school buildings in that district. The low bid, $29,783 was approved.
In other business, Commissioner Randy Thomas made a motion to accept Sandy Hill Lane Road, also known as NS 329.35, which has been brought up to county standards, to be maintained by District 2. The motion was approved.
Breonna Thompson, director of the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, reported there were 339 inmates on Monday — 283 males and 56 females.
Thomas also acknowledged that the county is having a survey done as well as appraisals on the two buildings of the Pottawatomie County South Annex, which is often referred to as the old Mission Hill hospital property.
It was announced that the Pottawatomie County courthouse will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day.