The North Judson-San Pierre School Board this week discussed their technology initiative, which Superintendent Lynn Johnson said will soon need to be addressed in order for the school to not fall by the wayside technologically.
Johnson told the board that in order for the lessons to be web-based and allow students to use mobile devices, the schools will need to be equipped with a full wireless network. Right now, she said the school is just utilizing hubs, but the corporation would need to look into a full-scale wireless network in order to accommodate a large number of devices.
On top of that, Johnson said the corporation will also need to look into increasing their bandwidth – that is, the data transfer rate over their network and Internet. Johnson sought the board’s support in pursuing a study to be conducted at the school, giving them an idea of what upgrades would need to be made in order for them to be up-to-date technologically.
A company has offered to perform a study at the school for no cost and make suggestions as to how to improve the school’s network. Johnson asked the board for their support in pursuing better technology for the school, since most of the teacher laptops and other devices are on their last legs.
The board members voiced their support for Johnson to go forward with the free study.