At the December 9 School Board meeting the School Board Unanimously approved the next step of the Chromebook modernization plan. This brings all Northshore schools to a 1:1 computing ratio for student access.
Meeting Dec 09, 2019 – Regular Board Meeting
Category ACTION ITEMS
Subject Purchase of 6500 Chromebooks for Achievement of 1:1 Computing
Preferred Date Dec 09, 2019
Absolute Date Dec 09, 2019
Fiscal Impact Yes
Dollar Amount 2,638,284.00
Budget Source 2018-2022 Capital Technology Levy
Recommended Action Approve the purchase of 6500 Chromebooks and related deployment services to bring all schools to 1:1 student computing ratios.
Page 7 of the Northshore Instructional Technology Plan states: “Our leaders ensure that policies and resources equip teachers with the right tools and ongoing support to personalize learning in their classrooms. At the Organizational level, we focus on deploying and maintaining technological resources equitably and effectively across the district to ensure that students have what they need when they need it to support their learning journey.” The 2019 Chromebook Modernization Project Phase 2 would allow for the deployment of 6500 new Chromebooks to bring all Northshore schools to a 1:1 computing ratio for student access.
Connections to our Strategic Plan:
Goal 3: Growth for Every Student, Elimination of Outcome and Opportunity Gaps
Building Block #1: Equitable Access to Personalized and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Building Block #4: Data-Informed, Needs-Based Resource Allocation
Motion & Voting
Approve the purchase of 6500 Chromebooks and related deployment services to bring all schools to 1:1 student computing ratios.
Motion by David Cogan, second by Amy Cast.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yes: David Cogan, Amy Cast, Sandy Hayes, Bob Swain, Jacqueline McGourty