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HOLLAND SCHOOLS GET COMPUTER GRANT

The Holland School Board has received a $5,000 state grant for the purchase of computer equipment.

Music teacher Marie Perini said the equipment will allow the department to have six music stations that will include synthesizers. Currently, the district has only one music station, according to Ms. Perini. "The whole concept is to make the music program active instead of passive," she said.

The district will have the only such lab in the entire Southtowns region, she added, hinting that the district could become a regional training center.

The board this week also received a relatively clean bill of health from its auditor, Lumsden & McCormick.

But auditor Eugene Mahaney criticized the district for allowing the treasurer's signature plate to be kept in an office other than where the district treasurer works.

It also was noted that the check-signing machine is kept in an unlocked office during business hours and that several individuals in the business office have access and keys to the machine.

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