The Macomb School District will spend $204,000 to increase its computer network capacity tenfold in time for next school year.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the extra capacity will allow greater use of wireless technology at the junior-senior high school next year.
She said, “We will make sure that every classroom-grades 7-12-will have the equivalent of 30 access points within a room which means you can have 30 units needing wireless service of some kind in a room.”
The Macomb School District has severed ties with the boy's head basketball coach who is accused of sexual abuse.
The Board of Education on February 20 approved a resignation agreement with Daniel Watson. Under the agreement, his resignation took effect December 19, 2011. He will be paid to cover the time period from mid-August to December 19.
Watson was placed on administrative leave in mid-August, just a few days after Illinois State Police announced his arrest.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel would not say how much money Watson will receive.