When we moved to distance learning in mid-March, our Technology Team sprang into action. We relied heavily on emails and online meetings and lessons to continue learning outside of the classroom. Connectivity issue? Malfunctioning device? Our Tech Team either fixed it or swapped devices so teachers could keep teaching and students could keep learning. 1,364 Chromebooks are managed and maintained yearly for students in grades 6-12 280 more devices were distributed for students in grades K-5 in March 1,680 emails were sent to the Tech Team asking for assistance with devices ZERO system … [Read more...] about Tech Team kept us connected!
We’re closing out the 2019-20 school year with a lot of questions about fall 2020, but we have already started considering how to ensure student success. One of the district’s newly formed committees is focused on the fact that not every student could transition easily to distance learning, not every parent could support math lessons, and not every course could completely adapt from traditional, on-site experiences. “Parents, try not to worry.” That’s the message from the team of teachers and administrators who are already thinking about fall’s rebound. The committee charged with this … [Read more...] about Planning for a Fall Rebound
Construction began this month at five Rutherford school buildings, and so far, the total costs are lower than first projected when voters approved bond funding to improve and expand the borough’s schools. A better-than-expected interest rate saved about $2.2 million, and bids for the first four construction packages totaled about $1 million less than expected. Work has already started at the Kindergarten Center, Lincoln, Union and the High School. The original plan called for construction to start at the end of June, after classes ended. Once the state announced schools could not re-open in … [Read more...] about Construction gets an early start, competitive pricing