The laptops would be supplemented by an approximate 400 New Era Cap Boston computers in various computer labs on campus that students can use, said Chet Lewis, vice president for finance and administration at the college.
However because the start of class is on Monday, the board was hard pressed to make a decision.
"The initial concern is the value going down. Nowadays computers don't last very long. The wear and tear on this is going to be substantial," Mendez said. "I am concerned for investment. We are going to take a huge hit."
TSC President Lily Tercero said the computers would be a necessary tool for students attending TSC, an "all digital community college."
Tercero said there is no measurement of how many students lack computers for coursework.
1 million in laptops
"I want you to know this was not a last minute thing," Tercero said.
The program's success and the all digital environment, Lewis said, is dependent on students having access to their textbooks, which are all electronic.
"Our students are going to suffer," Garza said. "I agree with all of it, but Dell is not giving us a good deal."
"I've done this before," Garza added. "This is not my first Rodeo. We gave Dell the power and I'm very uncomfortable."
The computers will be purchased in batches corresponding to student need, Tercero said. The first batch will be a total of 750 laptops.
"I think it's tough," Mendez said. "We are New York Yankees Hats Gold
The decision to approve of the purchase came only after a lengthy debate of whether the college's future would benefit from the purchase of the laptops, a point raised by Board Secretary Juan "Trey" Mendez III.
In other business, a public meeting regarding the district's taxing rate was left unattended by community members. The board earlier this month voted to leave the tax rate as is. at the Gorgas Board Room at the college.
one week from school."
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Tercero said she's been working with Dell for a long time to come to these terms.
As it stands, students have the option to purchase a computer directly from the college for $350 a $50 discount from the computer's pricing on Dell's website, according to a Dell representative present at the meeting. Students can also choose to lease Caps Jordan
of the board, said she was not happy with the price tag for the computers.
According to Arnold Trejo, director of financial aid, the laptops could be purchased with financial aid money.
the computer for $80 with the option to buy it later on.
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