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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth and final article on district spending from an independent research study commissioned by District Administration last year. The previous reports focused on decision-making processes, purchasing technology and purchasing curriculum in the September through November 2007 issues, and buying security products and services in February 2008.




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The Tolland Public School District includes 3,142 students and 217 teachers and serves a town with a population of 14,500 located 20 miles northeast of Hartford. The site has been designed and is continually updated by high school students as an ongoing computer project. It was submitted by a supervising teacher.


The design of the various schools' pages are dramatically different from one another. Consistent design features from page to page would give the district Web site more coherence.

Keeping Libraries on Administrators' Radars

I am the librarian at Rochester High School at Rochester (Ill.) CUSD 3A district. Several years ago I responded to District Administration concerning an article on reading in which there was no mention of libraries and librarians. However, I was delighted to read an article that focused on libraries and librarians ("Addressing Adolescent Literacy," January 2008).


MySpace Vows to Protect Kids Better


Making a Difference with Multimedia