Computer plan approved
The Board of Education agreed to purchase $1.3 million worth of new technology for the district on Monday, Aug. 13. Director of professional and program development Jessica Dain is optimistic about the new purchases.
“Our goal for year one was to have an immediate positive impact on teachers and students,” Dain said.
According to the five-year technology plan, 24 Mac Book Pros and 150 Mac desktop computers will be distributed for students in the 21st Century Career and Technical Education programs at both high schools. Along with those, 600 Dell laptops and 500 Dell desktops will be distributed for students and teachers use.
“Our goal is to utilize and dedicate $1 million a year of our capital outlay fund towards technology,” Dain said.
Broadcast teacher Cindy Swartz is looking forward to the new technology.
“I’m really excited, we’ve been waiting for a long time to get new computers,” Swartz said.