Wharton County Junior College is considering the use of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Funds to purchase 325 computers to replace others that still have obsolete systems in them at all campuses.

The administration plans to introduce this item during a regular meeting of the Wharton County JC Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The new computers would have Windows 10 operating systems rom Dell EMC to replace computers at all campuses that still have Windows 7 operating systems at a cost of $191,750.

According to WCJC, trustees would be told that the Windows 7 operating system has reached end of life and would no longer be supported. The majority of Windows 7 operating systems have been upgraded to Windows 10 but 325 computer systems cannot be upgraded. The computers that will be affected are in classrooms and faculty/staff offices.

This proposal was made on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and trustees were expected to discuss this during WCJC TO the Senate and House of Representatives Jan. 3, 2020.

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