Archive for Wednesday, October 30, 2002

School computers go on sale

October 30, 2002

Out of warranty computers once used in the Basehor-Linwood School District are now on sale to the general public.

The computers four to five year-old Apple iMacs are priced from $100 to $200 each. The $100 computers are loaded with 233MHz; the $200 models with 333 MHz, school officials said.

The computers were first offered to school district teachers last week and are now available to the general public.

For more information, contact the school district office at (913) 724-1396 or the Basehor-Linwood Virtual Charter School at (913) 724-1727.

The Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved the sale of the outdated computers Monday, Oct. 14.

Although the sale was approved, school officials are now looking into whether private organizations would be interested in purchasing the computers and donating them to low-income families.

"If you want one and can't afford it, maybe we can find someone to donate them," said Kerry Muehler, Basehor-Linwood School Board president.

Anyone purchasing a computer does so with the understanding they are buying as is, school officials said. A signed bill of sale will also be required.

The computers have previously been used at the homes of Basehor-Linwood Virtual Charter School students or in school district computer labs, school officials said.

Anyone purchasing a computer must pay for it at the Basehor-Linwood School District office, Parallel and 155th Street, and then pick the computer up at the Virtual Charter School, 155th Street and Leavenworth Road.

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