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Sturgeon R-V School District upgrading Internet access

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:28 am

Connectivity and calendars were two of the topics Sturgeon’s board of education covered during their February 10 meeting.

They approved a new 2021-22 school calendar that kept the number and length of R-VI’s school days the same. The first day of school will be August 24 and the last, May 20.

Regarding connectivity, they voted for a different contract with their internet.

Board member Bethany Stone said the new contract would have an ISP provider on campus two full days a week instead of on call as per the previous arrangement.

Additionally, they agreed to a proposal from Geoff Neill, R-V superintendent.

He requested their approval to participate in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s E Rate program.

The program will fund approximately 70 percent of the cost to upgrade. The upgrade, Stone said, should cover rewiring the districts internet backbone in both buildings, K-8 and Sturgeon High School. “The project will help us improve our connectivity for a fraction of the cost.”

In another upbeat funding discussion, Neill said the district had qualified for an estimated additional $600,000 of CARES Act funding.

There is a chance CARES funding will be applicable to some projects originally slated to be funded by the district’s recent no tax-increase bond… For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.