In divided vote, Cobb school board OKs $12 million for sanitizing technology

The Cobb County Board of Education has approved up to $12 million to be used to buy sanitizing technology for elementary schools as part of the district’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Superintendent Chris Ragsdale requested the funds for ultraviolet light devices by ProTek Life and hand sanitizing machines by 3Oe Scientific, which were tested in a “proof-of-concept” process at Argyle, Bryant and Belmont Hills elementary schools starting in October. The board authorized the funding to expand using the two products to all 67 elementary schools in a 4-2 vote, with Democrats Charisse Davis and Jaha Howard opposing. Board member David Morgan, whose term expires at the end of the year, was absent from the meeting.

“Both solutions have proven science behind them and will allow us to provide just as quickly…

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