District leaders outlined a preliminary technology investment plan at the Board of Education’s Nov. 23 meeting, detailing how the district will spend $1.7 million allocated to Mohonasen through New York State’s Smart Schools Bond Act.
Approved by voters in November 2014, the Smart Schools Bond Act earmarks funds for improving technology and wireless infrastructures in schools. In order for the school district to be considered to receive Smart Schools Bond money, leaders must submit a comprehensive plan to the state.
In developing Mohonasen’s plan, school leaders solicited public input through a survey that generated responses from 81 percent of district families. In addition, the district formed the Educational Technology Advisory Group (ETAG), comprised of administrators, teachers and technology staff, as well as school-based advisory groups that include teachers and parents. Students are also included in the high school advisory group.
“Mohonasen continues to embrace technology that enhances learning, engages students and improves student achievement,” said Lisa Cutting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “This plan is a road map for working with students and faculty over the next four years, and will be updated based upon implementation, feedback and the evolving nature of technology in the world.”
Public comment on the plan was available through Jan. 4. A final presentation was made at the board’s Jan. 11 meeting and can be accessed online here (PDF).
If you have questions or feedback regarding the plan, please contact Lisa Cutting at 356-8205 or email@example.com.