Students will have an opportunity to work with new technology this school year as a result of the Round Rock ISD Bond 2014 and Next Generation Digital Classroom projects.
The latest update on the projects includes the following, which will be completed by the start of school:
- All high school and middle school campuses will be upgraded with new access points,
- Stony Point and McNeil high schools, Round Rock Opportunity Center, and Hopewell and Hernandez middle schools will have the oldest video surveillance analog cameras replaced, and several additional cameras will be provided,
- All middle school campuses, McNeil, Round Rock, and Stony Point high schools, the Round Rock Opportunity Center, Brushy Creek Elementary School, and the Athletic Complex will have telephones replaced,
- 26 elementary campuses will have projectors replaced,
- Nearly 14,000 laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads will be delivered to various campuses,
- IPTV will be installed at all campuses so video broadcasts can be delivered by projector, and
- NGDC Phase 2 will have all iPads and Chromebooks, mimio interactive whiteboards in classrooms or LCD panels in libraries delivered.
“These changes and improvements give students the valuable opportunity to learn in classrooms that are enhanced by technology,” said Robbin Gesch, chief of teaching and learning. “In a time when technology is vital to almost every aspect of life, having our students grow up in an environment where it is plentiful is incredibly important.”
Additionally, the library lending program for Westwood, Stony Point, Cedar Ridge, and Success high schools will be deployed, and the campus refresh program will begin in the fall semester. The library lending program allows devices to be checked out to students who don’t have a computer at home.
“Seeing how much progress that has been made on these projects in time for the new school year is exciting,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores said. “These adjustments will keep us moving towards our goal of becoming a destination district for public schools.”[/vc_column_text]
Check out the status of bond projects throughout the district…