"Approval is recommended for the
The iPad Mini is a mini tablet computer marketed by Apple.
Zwiebel said he's been discussing the project with
"They've done several projects at
"Currently, there are 1,933 computers/devices throughout the district. Ninety-five percent of these computers exist in the instructional setting which is equivalent to one computer/device per every one and half students. The remaining percentage is utilized for administration usage," according to the website.
At the elementary center, there is one lab with 30 computers, one mobile lab with 30 iPads and mini-labs in grades 2 through 4 classrooms that consist of five computers.
This year, there's a "1:1 initiative" in grades kindergarten and first, where each student is using an iPad Mini, according to the website.
"They want to be able to survey parents and teachers and come in and meet with teachers and survey the students," Zwiebel said.
"It's not going to be really intrusive, is it?" board member
"No. No. We've had two meetings with them already and we're excited about it," Zwiebel said.
"Is it students who will be conducting the study?" board President
"Yes. Penn State Schuylkill Campus students under the direction of Dr.
School board Vice President
Board members also present at Wednesday's meeting were
In other matters, Wagner, the board's representative on Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, said the IU board and the IU teachers won't be getting back to contract negotiations this month.
The IU teachers have been working without a contract since
The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29
A negotiation session was scheduled for
The teachers may switch to
"They've given the teachers another month to choose a bargaining unit. It was supposed to be decided last month, but they've given them another extension. Why? I don't know," Wagner said Wednesday.
"How many extensions is that?" Cortese asked Wednesday.
"I think this is only the first extension since the idea of another bargaining agent came up," Wagner said.
"The association is anxious to return to the table and will do so as soon as possible after the representation vote," Wasilewski said, offering an update on the situation to
"The ballots were supposed to have been mailed by the Labor Relations Board on
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