2013 Bond Information:
The focus of the technology portion of the bond proposal is to create equity across the district through a "uniform classroom" and "uniform campus" standard that incorporates new technologies while maintaining existing technology.
- Provides equitable technology in the classroom that is hands-on, engaging, and mobile;
- Provides Internet and network connectivity for a large number of wireless devices, increasing the number of wireless access points and network switches to connect entire classrooms of mobile devices;
- Refreshes existing technology to regain and retain functionality; and Replaces aging desktop computers, printers and projectors.
The uniform classroom would consist of four mobile computing devices, a document camera, mounted projector, interactive white board, and response devices.
The uniform campus provides specialized technology that is available for campuswide
use to address new instructional requirements and areas of substantial need. This
includes: laptop computers and probes for science labs, class sets of mobile computing
devices, a media system in gyms for health, and enhanced campus communications. The
enhanced campus communications also helps address safety and security issues by
updating public address and video messaging systems.
The main focus will be to address equity in technology across the district. In addition, as
existing technology becomes obsolete, it will be replaced with new technology that will
last beyond five years. The plan allows for flexibility in selecting devices as technology
continues to change. By expanding the wireless network, it allows connectivity for more
flexible learning that can happen anywhere.
The technology in the proposal will be rolled out over several years.