For now, Board of Education decides not to put issue on April ballot
The Park Hill School District has put the possibility of a levy increase on the back burner, for now.
With the Jan. 24 deadline looming for placing an issue on the April ballot, the Board of Education last week directed district administration to form a steering committee to build a pilot student-centered digital device program for the 2012-13 school year. The committee will also be tasked with determining how best to fund a full program.
In December, the Board heard a report on the digital device initiative and a recommendation to consider seeking a levy increase to fund the program. The goal of the initiative is to transform teaching and learning in the district toward a student-centered model through deployment of laptops and related technologies. The district is considering a one student to one laptop ratio for each grade level, though the plan also includes options for one laptop for every two and four students.
To read more, pick up the Jan. 18 Platte County Citizen.