In the PCSD we believe that technology is a key component of helping students to become “Future Ready” as they prepare for college and careers. Just as textbooks were the mainstay in education in the past, we now use technology to provide many instructional resources. In order to make the best use of technology, it is critical that equipment and technical infrastructure be up to date and well maintained. To meet this need the Board of Education has passed a resolution asking that a 1.9 mill Education Technology Special Revenue Levy be placed on the fall ballot.
The original planning involved stakeholders from the community to
ensure it aligned with the community-driven Strategic Plan. The planners
identified technology as an important component in engaging each student and in
providing them with the modern tools necessary for their work in the future.
The Technology Committee recommended a three-phase action plan to the Board of Education.
Phase One: In 2012 the Department of Information Services assessed the technology already in place in the district. The district focused on improving infrastructure by increasing bandwidth and wireless connectivity, while ensuring equal access to technology in our schools.
Phase Three: In the fall of 2014, devices were put in the hands of every student. Professional development for teachers has been on-going, and parents were provided with opportunities to learn to use the equipment as well.
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student and parent information, and more.