The Ovid-Elsie school district sits an hour west of Flint, Michigan, the city now notorious for being poisoned by its own penny-pinching administrators. The district, which serves roughly 1,750 students, is one of the poorer areas in the state, with a per capita income of just over $15,000. “We’re looking at close to three-quarters of our kids [who] are classified as economically disadvantaged here,” said Kris Kirby, the district’s assistant superintendent. So when it came time to find computer equipment for every classroom, Ovid-Elsie had to get creative.
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