West Central School Board Looking to Upgrade Technology Infrastructure

The West Central School Board is looking to do some technology upgrades throughout the Corporation.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said a Committee has been formed to study the needs of technology at the Corporation. The Board and the committee are focusing on piloting a one-to-one computer initiative, similar to the program at Knox Community Schools, where the students have their own computer and the curriculum is on that computer that the student is responsible for. Mr. Mellon said that they may phase-in the program by grade level, if it is approved.

Cost is always an issue, but Superintendent Mellon said most of the capital projects are finished and the Board can now focus on this initiative. Bandwidth will need to be increased and a wireless internet infrastructure will need to be installed in order to move forward with the project.