School Board Hears Plan for Tablets for Students

Two public meetings have been scheduled to review the proposal with the community.

The Northfield Public Schools Board of Education on Monday was presented with the transformational technology proposal at its meeting that would start putting tablets in the hands of students.

The proposal includes a 1:1 tablet computer initiative for students in sixth through 12th grade and a pod-based approach at elementary schools using a ratio of one device for every three and a half students. 

Faculty and staff have been using tablets—iPads—this school year. The school board last year approved a plan to integrate tablets into the district. District officials were hopeful to eventually get a tablet in the hands of every student.

Two public meetings have been scheduled to review the proposal with the community:

  • Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Northfield High School auditorium. The earliest the board could vote on the proposal is at their Feb. 11 meeting.

You can contact Director of Human Resources & Technology Matt Hillmann with any questions about the proposal or the public meetings. Be sure to follow Hillmann's blog with updates on the project.

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