State will give CMSD computers seized in gambling raids
CMSD NEWS BUREAU
The Board of Education will vote April 29 on accepting 654 computer monitors from the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Investigative Unit. The monitors will come with 654 computer cords, 640 computer mice, 631 keyboards, 525 hard drives, eight televisions and numerous firewalls, routers, card readers and web cameras.
Supporters maintained that the cafes were legitimate businesses that sold Internet or phone time and let customers play slotslike computer games for cash as a marketing strategy; critics said operators were running neighborhood casinos. The industry collapsed in Ohio last year after state legislators banned cash jackpots and capped the maximum value of other prizes at $10.
The computers will replace the District's oldest stock. Euclid Park PreK-8 School will be the first recipient.
Boldin said most of the equipment is three to four years old. He estimated the total value at at $350,000 to $400,000.
There is no need to worry that students will come across games of chance. The Secret Service erased the hard drives.