Technology plays a significant role in instruction, and School Bond 2014 would provide more computers and mobile devices for student and staff use. The $47 million earmarked for technology projects would also provide upgrades to District-wide infrastructure.
Campus Technology- $35.67 million
The bulk of the proposal, $32.8 million, will continue the five-year replacement cycle of classroom and lab computers. Another $2.8 million would allow for the installation of interactive whiteboards in 1,700 third through fifth grade classrooms.
District wide Infrastructure- $11.3 million
The remaining $11.3 million is for infrastructure projects like servers, routers and other equipment. This includes cabling, wiring, wired and wireless network infrastructure and system modernization throughout the district.
These technology projects are part of a $648.34 million bond proposal that will go before voters May 10. Early voting runs from April 28 to May 6.
For a detailed list of proposed projects and for more information about School Bond 2014, visit http://www.nisd.net/bond/2014.