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In an early morning meeting, Superintendent
"Nobody regrets this more than I do," Sumner said.
The vote ends almost two months of hand-wringing over what to do with the equipment Sumner bought for
Some board members also thought state law might have been violated.
"A mistake was made," said board member
The district attorney's office has declined to comment on the matter.
The board voted in July to move ahead with a wireless Internet system that will allow students to bring devices such as cellphones and tablet computers to work with at school. Less than two weeks later, the equipment had been delivered. It's been sitting in an old schoolhouse the district uses as a warehouse.
Eventually, Sumner voided the check, but on Wednesday, he said, he talked with manufacturer Cisco Meraki and learned that the company would not take back the equipment.
The board had two choices at its emergency meeting Friday -- sign off on the purchase or withhold approval. Either way, the district would have to pay the almost
Sumner told the board he would follow the
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