NZISD talks technology

Posted 9/17/19

The North Zulch ISD school board heard a presentation from new technologies director Todd Armstrong regarding possible technological upgrades in the district on Thursday during their monthly meeting for September.

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The North Zulch ISD school board heard a presentation from new technologies director Todd Armstrong regarding possible technological upgrades in the district on Thursday during their monthly meeting for September.

“We got two themes this year,” said Armstrong. “The first is new and improved, and there are some improvements we can make here that do not cost much but will really raise our standards. The second is old and improved. All of the technology that we have will be kept running as we make sure it is efficient for its placement. We need a lot of devices to do the things we want to do in the classroom.”

The categories covered in Armstrong’s handout, which included color photos of devices, were ‘Inspiring LABs and Improved Teacher PCs’, ‘Improved AV Presentations’, ‘Contemporary Touch Computing’ and ‘Incredible Future Technologies’.

Armstrong stated that acquiring this kind of technology at wholesale prices for small school districts is a specialty of his.

“If we can get these at wholesale prices, we are essentially getting cutting edge, contemporary equipment for probably less than what we paid for the previous generation, which lack a lot of these features,” said Armstrong.

Many of the board members were impressed with some of the possible technology advancements mentioned by Armstrong.

NZISD has replaced a fire panel for the elementary campus that was damaged during a storm. The replacement began on Friday through the company FireTron Life Safety Solutions.

The board would also go on to pass a resolution approving FireTron’s campus inspections and the overall services the provide.

The board also heard monthly reports from Principals Janie Pope and Johan Osth. The elementary campus had 171 students as of Thursday’s meeting with 46 at the junior high and 88 at the high school.

Pope detailed the school’s Scholastic Book Fair, which is taking place this week. Thursday will be campus literacy night and the hallways will be decorated to accommodate this year’s camping theme. Families of the students are invited to attend what is being called ‘Camp Read A Lot’. There will be concessions available along with books for purchase.

The district will also be hosting registration for Little Dribblers on Thursday.

The board took action on the proposed district financial statement, which was approved. They also approved a grounds and maintenance contract with Santos Landscaping.

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