USD 418 BOE declares outdated technology surplus

By Chris Swick
December 15, 2015

The change in administration and some staff at McPherson Middle School is led the USD 418 school board to declare a number of outdated pieces of technology surplus.

USD 418 Business Manager Gordon Mohn says there was a storage room at the school full of outdated computer equipment that was recently cleaned out and taken to Park Warehouse.

“Larry [Chaney, USD 418 Technology Director]'s worked on gathering all of that equipment and cleaning the hard drives so they're safe to dispose of.”

The equipment is considered in good condition, and consists of mainly old iBooks, MacBooks and the like that are, in some cases, nearly 15 years old. The plan is to sell off the equipment at a public garage sale sometime this month or in January.

The board also gave their approval to declare three 2007 MacBooks surplus to be used for a higher purpose, as Cassie Moore, a McPherson resident, is planning a mission trip to Haiti.

“[She] asked if we would donate the [Macbooks] to her and then she would use it then to support young men in Haiti who want to finish their education,” Mohn said.

Moore plans to make her trip in February.

The McPherson school board met Monday afternoon at the McPherson Museum.