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Warren Township Schools Upgrade Wireless Network As Chromebook Initiative Rolls Out

Brenda A. Nemcek

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • 9:00am

WARREN, NJ – In anticipation of the start of the new school year and increased wireless computer usage, the Warren Township School District's wireless networks will be getting an update. 
 
The Warren Township Board of Education voted on the purchase of a wireless system upgrade so the servers in Warren schools could handle the additional Chromebooks to be given to fifth graders this year.
The cost of the upgrade is $131,000, with Meru, a wireless system company.
 
Business Administrator Patricia Leonhardt told the board that the schools need more wireless access points to keep up with the growth of technology.
 
The $131,000 expense was not budgeted by the board, which Leonhardt explained was due to Warren “changing the playing field as a district,” by extending its Chromebook initiative to fifth-graders. 
 
The Chromebook initiative rolled out last January with distribution to all sixth-graders. Those sixth-graders returned their Chromebooks at the end of the school year and will be getting them back when school starts for them in September as seventh-graders.
 
The $131,000 upgrade to the wireless system is expected to be finished before the start of the school year.
 
 
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