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Invite all taxpayers

Madison, WI

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#1
Apr 20, 2009
 
Camden County Board of Education having a surplus sale tomorrow. You cannot purchase unless you are employed by the school system.
Birdy

Norridgewock, ME

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#2
Apr 20, 2009
 
why? the taxpayers dollars paid for the stuff didn't they?
Marion

Madison, WI

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#3
Apr 20, 2009
 
Excellent point.
Marion

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#4
Apr 20, 2009
 
I think it is illegal. That would be like buying an SUV, saying it is no longer needed and allowing only your brother to bid on it. Run this one up the flag pole.
Marion

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#5
Apr 20, 2009
 
And tomorrow too. How quaint. Wonder why people don't want to pay taxes etc.
TEA

Norridgewock, ME

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#6
Apr 21, 2009
 
I think its time we shut the BOE down, apparently education isn't producing nothing but more graft and crooked politics.
Marion

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#7
Apr 21, 2009
 
It's just illegal if what the first poster said was factual and complete. I have no doubt but, this is TOPIX Kingsland.

Since: May 07

Saint Simons Island, GA

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#8
Apr 21, 2009
 
BOE just said no sale today.
Invite all taxpayers

Norridgewock, ME

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#9
Apr 21, 2009
 
They undoubtedly cancelled the sale due to overwhelming amounts of pressure. I got this from two teachers who were going to purchase computers for their kids going off to college. I asked if I could purchase one for 75.00 because that is what they had to pay. I was told you had to be a employee of the BOE. They were suppose to be selling all sorts of stuff. I wonder what will happen to the surplus items now.
Marion

Madison, WI

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#10
Apr 21, 2009
 
I'm sure my city can use them. I believe they can excess them to other agencies.
Birdy

Norridgewock, ME

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#11
Apr 21, 2009
 

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I do believe that anything bought with taxpayer dollars has to be offered up to the public...around this area there are so many things that are done unprofessionally...with illegal undertones...makes you scratch your head...and wonder how these highly educated people know how to get to their destinations. I am not speaking of all the educators...just the folks that try to scam the public.
Invite all taxpayers

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#12
Apr 21, 2009
 
Well Rick whoever told you that LIED. The sale was from 4 to 6 today. The will be selling again tomorrow from 4 to 6 to get rid of the leftover items. All I needed to be able to purchase was a school I.D. the guy never looked at the picture.
Redneck

Kingsland, GA

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Apr 21, 2009
 
Invite all taxpayers wrote:
Well Rick whoever told you that LIED. The sale was from 4 to 6 today. The will be selling again tomorrow from 4 to 6 to get rid of the leftover items. All I needed to be able to purchase was a school I.D. the guy never looked at the picture.
Why do you need a school ID?
Dik Dodgers

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Apr 21, 2009
 

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Rick Rogers wrote:
BOE just said no sale today.
Well cousin you done messed up again, must be hittin that ole bong to hard again, I keep tellin you only smoke it an ounce at a time, not the whole damn bag, how else you gonna stretch out them welfare checks between months
Invite all taxpayers

Norridgewock, ME

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Apr 22, 2009
 
Redneck wrote:
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Why do you need a school ID?
Because they are only selling to employees of the BOE
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Madison, WI

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#17
Apr 22, 2009
 
Dik Dodgers wrote:
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Well cousin you done messed up again, must be hittin that ole bong to hard again, I keep tellin you only smoke it an ounce at a time, not the whole damn bag, how else you gonna stretch out them welfare checks between months
ha ha ha!!!
Pkr Hd

Madison, WI

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#18
Apr 22, 2009
 
Its called fraud waste and abuse.

Since: May 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#19
Apr 22, 2009
 
Invite all taxpayers wrote:
Well Rick whoever told you that LIED. The sale was from 4 to 6 today. The will be selling again tomorrow from 4 to 6 to get rid of the leftover items. All I needed to be able to purchase was a school I.D. the guy never looked at the picture.
You are right they did lie!!!

But I do have a letter from the school that says that these computers are for sale, and only to the employees of the schools. If there are any left they will be sold to the public.

My question is this, Is this a thank you from the board for their employees voting yes on ESPLOST?

I will post the letter later on today on my blog.

Since: May 07

Saint Simons Island, GA

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#20
Apr 22, 2009
 
Here is the letter:
311 South East Street Kingsland, GA 31548
Dr. William C. Hardin, Superintendent
MEMORANDUM
7 April 2009
To: Will Hardin, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
From: Jeff Kelley, Director of Information Systems
Subject: RESALE OF SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
At the November 2008 meeting, the Board of Education approved the project to collect, surplus and
sell computers replaced as part of the Basic Classroom Initiative. AccuCycle, the Atlanta-based
company approved to administer the project and all transactions, is ready to process the equipment we
have collected. They will clean the equipment, erase the hard drives, reload the operating system, test
the systems and handle all sales.
Although these systems are far beyond their reasonable life cycle for use in Camden County Schools’
classrooms, some of the best can be refurbished and have value as a stand-alone computer in a home or
community-oriented environment.
We have approximately 500 units eligible for resale at an estimated cost of $120.00 for a complete
system. However, we have not replaced many of our classroom monitors, so many sales will consist of
only the central processing unit (CPU), or about $80.00 to $90.00. Final counts will be available after
AccuCycle completes the refurbishment process. Camden County Schools will receive 55% of the total
sales receipts.
A room in the rock building of the Board of Education complex has been set aside for AccuCycle to
store, configure and sell the computers.
AccuCycle will announce the dates and time of the sale as soon as possible. They intend to make the
refurbished units available only to employees of Camden County Schools during the first phase of the
project.
Board Members:
Herbert Rowland, Chairperson · Daniel Simpson, Vice-Chairperson
Doug Benton · Jimmy Coffel · Randy Lee

Since: May 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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#21
Apr 23, 2009
 
Accucycle's website:

http://www.accucycle.com/

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