Technology to be utilized in Tyler County classrooms
The Tyler County Board of Education approved payment for the purchase of iPad wireless computers and covers on July 5, at their regularly scheduled meeting. The iPads will be in use in all Tyler County Middle School classrooms. The coming school year’s social studies class will be conducted using an online instructional site.
“This will be quite a change for the students,” commented board member Jimmy Wyatt. “They’ll really enjoy that.”
“Technology’s here to stay,” added board member Larry Thomas. “We might as well use it. It will be a good thing.”
All elementary school teachers and high school teachers will also receive an iPad. The electronic equipment is for school use, noted the board, and will also be used for the “Credit Recovery Program,” which enables students to make up scholastic credit hours.
Superintendent of Schools Robin Daquliante told the board she had attended the State Superintendent’s Conference recently and had address the meeting concerning the Credit Recovery Program.
“They asked me to speak because we had such a good success rate with our county,” she explained. “We have had a better success with the program than a lot of other counties.”
She also noted Tyler County had a 93 percent attendance rating among students county-wide, which is among the top ratings in the state. “We’re doing really well with attendance, compared to many other counties,” she informed the board.
Bids were approved for the 2011-2012 school year, one to Broughton, who had the low bid for milk; and one to Heiner’s, who submitted the low bid for bakery products.
Policy review for the KF Parent, Family and Community Involvement in Education and JM Student Code of Conduct were on the agenda, for the purpose of a two week comment period, no vote required. The policies have been amended in order to be in compliance with program guidelines.
The board accepted the resignation of Clara Stevens, bus operator county-wide, effective June 10.
In employments/transfers, Dianna Stewart was approved for bus operator, Bus Rout 6, Short Run, Deep Valley, Route 18, Duckworth Ridge, Jefferson, Route 18, AIB and Tyler Consolidated. Aslo approved were:
Jeanie Pyles – substitute cook II, county-wide, 2011-2012 school year;
Don Roberts – substitute bus operator, county-wide, 2011-2012 school year;
Brad Ash – substitute bus operator, county-wide, 2011-2012 school year;
Jerry Zwick – supplemental math teacher, Tyler Consolidated Middle School;
Barb Stokes – itinerant half-time cook, AI Boreman and Tyler Co. Preschool Center, 2011-2012; and
Brian Matt Glover – bus operator, Bus Rt. #40, 2011-2021.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of Tyler Co. Board of Education is set for July 18, 7 p.m.