When students go back to class in August they will have new computers, monitors and interactive displays in their rooms.
At a special meeting Thursday morning Henryetta school board members approved the purchase of 365 new computers and monitors and 83 interactive displays. The funds, $298,900 for computers and $174,200 for the displays come from federal CARES Act funds.
Randy Witham the new displays will replace smart boards that are now eight to ten years old. “Not all of the classrooms have the smartboards, he said.
Along the same technology subject, the board approved the purchase of GoGuardian software that puts filters on the Chromebooks students use. It limits the sites they can reach.
Following a short executive session, board members hired Amber Reich Wetzel as an elementary special education teacher, Lisa Harley as elementary paraprofessional, Rebecca Wilbourn for the pre-K teacher’s assistant and Rick Duncan as driver education for July.