Seguin Gazette: NISD gifted large tech machinery, funds to store it
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Joe Martin The Seguin Gazette
Through an anonymous donation, Navarro High School is slated to receive high-tech machinery that will broaden the horizons of its engineering and manufacturing students.
The Navarro Independent School District’s board of trustees unanimously accepted the donation of an Odysseus saw and an Atlas Robot along with $24,000 for storage rent of the equipment during Monday’s regular board meeting. The motion was made by trustee Hank Dietert and seconded by trustee Tracy Large.
Navarro ISD Superintendent Dee Carter advocated for the acquisition of the equipment. However, she admitted that many factors come with its procurement.
“There’s so much planning involved,” she said. “What courses? Who would teach them? How will we accommodate? Where will we do this? There’s just so many unknowns, but we hate to pass up an opportunity for a very spectacular set of equipment that in a number of different courses, both in manufacturing and in engineering, our kids could learn a great deal from.”
Large described the donation as a “no-lose situation.”
Category: Talent Pipeline, Manufacturing