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Paterson sending $3.8 million worth of interactive boards, thermal cameras, laptops to school district


Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration is sending $3.8 million worth of interactive boards, thermal cameras, laptops, masks, and disinfectants to the Paterson school district to pave the way for the re-opening of in-person learning.

Municipal officials are sending:

  • 400 Promethean boards
  • 600 Chromebooks
  • 60 thermal cameras for school buildings and district headquarters
  • Thousands of masks
  • And disinfectants.

Members of the City Council awarded contracts on December 1 to purchase the equipment for the district.

Fairfield-based Keyboard Consultants received a $2 million contract to supply the 400 Promethean ActivPanel interactive boards.

Lyndhurst-based Packetalk received a $980,572 contract to provide 60 thermal cameras.

Pompton Lakes-based Northeast Janitorial Supply received a $514,498 contract to provide thousands of washable masks for students, disinfectants, and foggers, according to public records.

Toms River-based Troxell Communications, also known as Trox, received a $217,800 contract to supply 600 Chromebooks.

Sayegh held a press conference on December 4 announcing the large donation to the district. He said the equipment from the city will allow the school district to re-open in-person learning. Schools have been closed since late March.

School officials have extended remote learning until March 1, 2021. A decision will be made in February whether to re-open in-person learning.

The school district couldn’t accept the equipment on December 9 because the municipal government did not approve a resolution donating the items. The Sayegh administration presented a donation measure to the City Council on December 15. Council members approved the measure to donate the equipment.

The equipment are being bought using federal Cares Act funds. Municipal officials have told the vendors to deliver the equipment before December 31.

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  • MarquinhoGaucho

    99.9 % of those will go to the charters and PPS wont see any of those….Instead of Interactive Boards how about hiring more teachers?? my daughter has 31 kids in her class, my son has 27 ! State Law is 25…My coworkers kids are in bilingual classes they average 32-35 kids per class…At least they are in bilingual classes…at first they just threw them in regular classes and didnt understand anything. I refuse to send my kids to the terrorist Gulen ilearn schools or these corrupt charters run by sexual deviants including the one on the board of ed

  • No Ethics

    Ladies and Gentlemen:

    Gaucho the Clown has reappeared. Let me guess, they should spend money on "nice gardens."

    Here are some ideas Gaucho:
    *Join, or start, a Parent-Teachers Association/Organization?
    * Perhaps run for a Board of Education spot?

    You don't have to be a doctor to run for a Board of Education spot, just ask "Doctor" Hodges. Apparently, he had his license revoked, no problem there…he just panders to the voters, they vote him in….
    What a coincidence that his name was first on the ballot this past November.

    Goucho, get your name on the first ballot line and you will win!

    Goucho the Clown in 2022!!!