I just realized I didn't report on the Great Monitor News. It comes about rather sideways but hey I'll take it.
So last I mentioned the solution to the Great Monitor Problem was that I found a place on eBay that would sell us 25 NEC monitors for a little less than $100 apiece including shipping. I initiated the order process with the finance clerk at school on Friday. On Tuesday I got an e-mail from the District technology coordinator saying basically, our district only does HP monitors now so you need to buy as many HP monitors as you can with your eBay money, and we'll make up the rest of the money to bring you up to 25 monitors. The new monitors are on their way. Thanks Coleen!