School Board Gets First-Hand Report About Chromebooks

Posted Date: 11/29/2017

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The Perryton ISD Board met Tuesday, November 28 for their regular monthly meeting.  Ludi Martin, Principal at Top of Texas Alternative Education Center gave the opening positive comment announcing that TTAEC has received a grant that allows students to take courses remotely and also supplied the campus with ten Chromebooks.

Next, two students from Perryton Junior High along with their Teacher, Lee Anne Nelson, demonstrated some of the ways they are utilizing the Chromebooks.   Also at the meeting, PHS Teacher Heather Vanosdol shared some of the innovative teaching methods at Perryton High School using Chromebooks.

Students on both campuses are able to collaborate on group projects from their own individual devices.  Students can also turn in assignments via Google Classroom which allows teachers to track when the assignment was completed.

The board then heard a report on the district’s bilingual and ESL instruction from District ESL Coordinator  Angela Campbell along with PJH Principal Dimitri Garcia. 

Chief Financial Officer Doug Kile gave the monthly financial reports and encouraged the board to schedule a budget workshop in January to begin looking at options available to reduce expenses in anticipation of another difficult financial year for 2018-2019.  Board President Monty Kinnard stated that he would call a special meeting for that purpose after the first of the year.

Communications Director Darin Clark reported the web traffic continues to be up almost tenfold over the same period a year ago justifying the time spent on the redesign this past summer.

Technology Director Rodney Throgmorton reported on efforts from his department to replace security cameras throughout the district.

The board heard a level 3 grievance and debated in closed session for about an hour before voting unanimously to uphold the decision of the district administration as the issue was handled according to district policy.