Elgin News Digest: U-46 to spend $3.1M on new laptops; museum exhibit celebrates Elgin Woman’s Club’s 135th anniversary; ECC holding event for prospective new students
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Elgin News Digest: U-46 to spend $3.1M on new laptops; museum exhibit celebrates Elgin Woman’s Club’s 135th anniversary; ECC holding event for prospective new students

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SchoolDistrictU-46planstospend$3.1milliontoreplaceabout8,500Chromebooklaptopcomputersthathavereachedtheirlifeexpectancy.

ThetentativecontracttomakethepurchasethroughwithLenovoisexpectedtobeapprovedattheU-46SchoolBoardmeetingonMarch21.

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Chromebooksareusedbyallstudentsstartinginsecondgrade,andtendtohaveafour-tofiveyearlifespan.Studentskeepthesamedeviceforaslongastheequipmentcontinuestoworkortheyleavethedistrict,officialssaid.

TheschoolboardMondaynighttentativelyapprovedthepurchasewithoutdiscussion.

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AprogramtoopenanexhibitontheElginWoman’sClub’s135thanniversarywillbeheldat2p.m.Sunday,March27,attheElginHistoryMuseum,360ParkSt.

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Theclubwasfounded1887,dedicatedtothepromotionofeducation,patriotismandthearts.AtonetimeitoperatedaspartofShermanHospital,whichopenedin1888inahouseonCenterStreetdonatedbylocaldrugstoreownerandlocalbusinessmanHenrySherman.

Elgin News Digest: U-46 to spend .1M on new laptops; museum exhibit celebrates Elgin Woman’s Club’s 135th anniversary; ECC holding event for prospective new students

Accordingthemuseum,“TheElginWoman’sClubisoneofthereasonsElginstartedhavinggarbagepickupattheturnofthecentury.They(also)raisedmoneytoplacetheDoughboyStatueinDavidsonPark.”

Themuseumislocatedat360ParkSt.Formoreinformationontheexhibit,call847-742-4248.

Afreepublicprogram,“ExperienceECC,”willbeheldfrom5to7p.m.Wednesday,April6,onZoom.

ProspectivestudentscanmeetElginCommunityCollegefacultymembers,learnaboutECCprogramsandacademicpathways,hearaboutthecollegeexperiencefromcurrentECCstudents,exploreinternshipandapprenticeshipopportunities,andgetanswerstoquestionsaboutadmissions,financialaidandsupportservices.

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Formoreinformation,calltheECCAdmissionsandRecruitmentOfficeat847-214-7385oremailadmissions@elgin.edu.Toregister,gotoelgin.edu/experienceECC.

TheDistrictU-46SchoolBoardhasapprovedspendingmorethan$50,000tobuysafetymirrorsfromChicago-basedGlobalEquipmentCo.forall57districtbuildings.

Theround,half-circlemirrorswillallowuserstoviewthingsoccurringatadistance,aroundacornerorinareasotherwisehiddenfromsight,officialssaid.Theywillhelpschoolstaffnavigateduringarun,hide,fightsituationorduringdrills.

MoneyfromafederalDepartmentofJusticeCommunityOrientedPolicingServicesgrantwillfundthepurchase,accordingtoU-46CoordinatorofSchoolSafetyRichardBosh.Theequipmentistobeinstalledthisspring.

Districtofficialsarealsoexpectingtousethe$500,000federalgranttopurchaseadditionalcamerasformiddleschools,motionsensorsecuritylightsforallschoolbuildingexteriorsandfencingforthreeschools.

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