Trustees Sheri Mills, Hannah Smith and Alex Sexton were absent from the meeting.
The 2017 bond program had funds to “refresh” CISD’s network infrastructure, according to the board’s resolution. The $208 million bond package also covered projects, such as renovations to Carroll and Old Union elementary schools; new turf for the Carroll Senior High baseball and softball fields; and a new 700-seat music center.
The total cost to close out the district’s technology bond commitments from the bond package is to not exceed $880,000, the resolution stated.
A synopsis of items that need to be updated was listed in the board’s resolution. This list includes $368,317.38 for firewall updates and support renewal over the next two years; $103,587 for email security and archiving software updates; and $84,000 for iPad device management.
Other items listed by the technology department were the renewal for network switching support, a subscription for remote internet filtering, additional data storage, refreshing three cameras, refreshing three out-of-date servers, system updates for the email system and software updates for data backup and infrastructure monitoring.