Riverside County (Calif.) supervisors authorized the sale of $21 million in bonds by the Coachella Valley Unified School District to support districtwide technology upgrades and supply every student with an Apple iPad.
In October, the Florida Department of Education requested more than $400 million for digital learning in its annual budget request submitted to state lawmakers. The money was needed to buy computers and upgrade public schools' bandwidth and wireless access, it said. But now department officials say they can make do with just $100 million for next year.
The Kutztown (Pa.) School Board approved a $171,500 technology infrastructure upgrade. "The vision is to provide reliable and current resources," said Dr. Christopher Harrington, director of Bridges Virtual Education School.
Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.
Muskegon (Mich.) Public Schools is turning its financial operations over to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, a move officials said isn’t directly related to the district’s budget deficit but one that will help address the deficit.
As executive director of the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, a consortium of 45 public school districts, private schools, colleges, and universities, I feel it is my duty to share some thoughts on Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.
The board is set to approve spending more than $4 million in special-purpose, local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, funds on the technology infrastructure upgrades and equipment replacements. SPLOST funds, collected from a 1-percent sales tax in the county, are restricted to approved capital improvement projects.
District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools, despite that 80 percent predict flat or declining IT budgets for the upcoming year, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) first-of-its-kind National IT Leadership Survey.
Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.
The Janesville (Wis.) School District is looking to boost its digital technology to improve student achievement, but providing a device to every student is not in the cards, at least not yet. The technology improvement plan includes upgrades of existing classroom computers and purchases of more smart boards, with a goal of one smart board in every classroom within two years.
I find the the guest editorials from the Saratogian which ran in the Gazette on April 3 to be poorly informed. I realize this was on the opinion page, where any opinion can be printed, but I would think that a responsible publication would not want to propagate false information. Here are my personal opinions. They do not necessarily represent the total Lew-Port Board of Education, but they are factual.