PORT TOWNSEND — When’s my computer coming?
Relief, mixed with humor, was the emotion expressed by teachers the day after voters passed the Port Townsend School District’s technology levy on the third try.
“There was a sense of things were going to be pretty bleak if the levy didn’t pass,” said Julian Ray, computer network administrator for the district.
“A lot of staff was so discouraged about technology. Now there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
“It’s a long tunnel, but there’s a light at the end of it.”
Classroom computers, many of which were bought in 1993, will be the first to replaced, prompting facetious questions from teachers about when their new computers will arrive.
But that won’t occur until the first quarter of 2003, Ray said, when the first installment of levy funds is received.
The levy election, held Tuesday, was approved by 66 percent of voters.