BOISE -- The company that won a $2.1 million annual contract to provide Idaho high schools with wireless Wi-Fi networks has ties to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, whose agency oversaw the contracting process.
The Spokesman-Review reports that Nashville-based Education Networks of America chipped in $6,000 to Luna's campaign between the 2009 and 2012.
In addition, Garry Lough, currently the customer services director for ENA in Boise, formerly worked for Luna at the Department of Education before shifting to the private sector last year.
Some lawmakers say they are concerned the successful Wi-Fi bidder emerged in a process that was overseen by the Department of Education, not the state's Division of Purchasing.
Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, a Coeur d'Alene Republican, says the contract process "would have been cleaner."