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After 20,000 glasses recalled, Little Rock students will watch eclipse via video indoors

By Brandon Mulder

This article was originally published August 20, 2017 at 3:24 a.m. Updated August 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Kenda Dearing has ordered 1,000 pairs of NASA-approved, International Organization for Standardization-compliant eclipse glasses for every student and staff member in the Searcy County School District ahead of Monday's solar eclipse.

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LR1955 says... August 20, 2017 at 3:04 p.m.

That's what happens going w/ low bid/price.

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NoUserName says... August 20, 2017 at 3:54 p.m.

While I understand LRSD got the money back, just how much were those 20k glasses going to cost?

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RBBrittain says... August 20, 2017 at 6:57 p.m.

It's low bid that meets the specs, LR1955. The problem was they didn't learn the glasses didn't meet specs till it was too late to replace them.

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LR1955 says... August 20, 2017 at 7:22 p.m.

RBB, that's the oldest trick in the contracting book. I've lost plenty of business to similar tactics.

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