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News : Trenton R-9 Hears Proposal To Provide Wireless Devices In Classroom
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/13 4:17:01 (574 reads) News by the same author

Describing it as “the wave of the future,” the Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard a technology proposal that involves I-pad wireless computer devices to be used as a tool for teaching students.

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The proposal is the focus of a “paper to digital” transition in the fast-growing world of technology. The plan is to have I-pads for 110 teachers in the near future; then 200 for seventh and eighth graders to use beginning August 2014. The plan also calls for additional I-pads for 10th,11th, and 12th grade students by August 2015. Rissler elementary school would get a 30 I-pad “cart” for first and second graders to use. The ultimate goal is to haveall R-9 staff and students use their hand-held device in the classrooms and homes.

Unveiling the technology proposal last night was Superintendent Becky
Albrecht who spoke on behalf of a study committee of teachers and administrators.

Involved is a five year phase-in that costs an estimated one million, 350
thousand dollars. Mrs. Albrecht noted the district has set aside 542 thousand
dollars for technology. Expenses include infrastructure and wireless upgrades;
purchase or lease of the I-pads; software apps; hiring an instructional technology
“coach”; teacher training, and education technology support from a provider.

After the presentation and discussion, the R-9 board last evening voted
unanimously to proceed on the technology plan with a year by year evaluation.

With quotes due soon on fiber-optics for Rissler school, Trenton will have
five locations connected to high speed internet on a “wide area network.”

The board accepted a resignation from the Title One Reading Instructor
Tom Powell. He'll conclude 17 years at Trenton with the end of the school year.

The filing period for three board of education seats opens December 17th and
closes January 21st. With terms expiring in the election next April are R-9
members Kevin Bailey, Tracy Utley, and David Whitaker.

C-P-A Kevin Hudson detailed the annual school district audit—noting it's
a clean audit with no problems. Approval was given to renew use of the hard
surface bus routes during inclement weather; to continue with voluntary insurance
products with staff paying the premiums; and on two updates to board policy
reflecting legislative action. Also approved was a proposal from Principal Dustin
Jenkerson on a retention policy for middle school students who have two to four
failing grades in their core subjects at the end of each semester. Affected students
would be assigned to an academic lab and / or attend mandatory summer school.

Art work by two students has been selected for display in the district office.
The paintings were done by fifth grader Emma Curtis and freshman Nikki Hagan.
Rissler student council members from fourth grade introduced themselves.

An executive session also was held last night by the Trenton R-9 school board.

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