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School Board to consider more laptops for schools

During its regular meeting Wednesday, the Ketchikan School Board will consider whether to purchase 60 MacBook Air laptop computers to be used for elementary and middle school physical education.

According to a memo from Curriculum Director Linda Hardin, the computers will help students participate in the nationwide “Be Fit” program.

The purchase will cost an estimated $62,000.

Also Wednesday, the School Board has an executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss its evaluation of Superintendent Robert Boyle.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.

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