As a result of my involvement sitting on the citizen’s committee that provided input for the school district’s technology initiatives, I now sit on the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Bond Oversight Committee. We meet at least quarterly review the school district’s schedules, plans and spending. Over the summer, the district and governing board committed to expediting the classroom technology plan, which is outlined in the following communication:
Technology Classroom Upgrades
Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is excited to announce that construction is starting for our classroom technology updates!
The updates to a typical classroom include a ceiling-mounted projector, a document camera, a wireless audio system and an interactive white board.
Construction begins at Supai Middle School on July 20th and then continues at each school until it is complete. We plan to have construction and implementation complete at 10 schools by the time school starts on August 10th. The amount of time each site will take to complete varies depending on construction requirements and what technology they currently have in place.
Another exciting thing about this process is that you can now follow us on Twitter, where we will be providing ongoing updates. To sign up, visit http://twitter.com/ScottsdaleUSD.
There are also two other ways to stay abreast of our progress on technology implementation. We will have updates in our regular newsletter, Community Connection, as well as a dedicated page on our District Web site that will contain lots of additional information. To sign up for the newsletter, visit http://www.susd.org/district/communications/emss.cfm.
We anticipate that the implementation will be done so that all classrooms meet the standards established by the District’s Technology Plan by the end of the fall semester.
Executive Director for Technology and Information Systems
Good news that Scottsdale citizens, parents, and school staff are all committed to making sure our kids (and future leaders) are getting access to and staying up with the technology that will be so much a part of their future!