In an effort to provide technical education students with up to date equipment, the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education Wednesday evening agreed to spend up to $44,000 to acquire a CNC machine. CNC, which stands for Computer Numerical Control, refers to machinery that is operated by way of a computer. The equipment is essential for students wanting to make a smooth transition into the local work force. The school board was told that a plan has been developed to offer a CNC course in the district in cooperation with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Instructors Brian Pahl & Seth Wilson were able to purchase one machine through a grant & are working to raise an additional $10,000 for the program. The school district is currently paying NWTC $12,000 annually to utilize the technical college’s CNC mobile lab. By acquiring the new machine, the district could save that amount on a yearly basis. Money to pay for the machine will come from the district’s fund balance.