Negotiations have ended and Dublin ISD will not purchase 75 acres adjacent to the high school campus.

"Negotions failed and we are not in the process of acquiring the property," Superintendent Shawn Barnett said Thursday.

Earlier this week, Barnett submitted a counter-offer for the purchase of the property from a private individual.

After the approval of the board of trustees Monday, Barnett offered $2,500 per acre with provisions to retain water and mineral rights, but the property owner reportedly would not agree to the terms. 

"The opportunity [to purchase the land] presented itself, we were just planning for possible future expansion of the district," Barnett said.

Meanwhile, the board took action to expand wireless Internet access across the district.

DISD has integrated technology into the curriculum of nearly every grade. Now, technology staff will begin outfitting the middle and intermediate schools with wireless Internet access throughout the campuses.

Dublin has already implemented wireless access for the high school, where all students have a MacBook for use during their high school career.

DISD is exploring options for technology integration for its other campuses, including iPads and iPod Touches.

Barnett expects the wireless infrastructure to be operational later this semester.

"By Christmas, everything should be operational," he said.