Technology funding restored by School Board for upcoming year

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Technology is becoming an important necessity across school districts, and the Butler County Board of Education is trying to acknowledge that importance.

At its monthly meeting, the Board unanimously passed the resolution proposed by Butler County School’s Superintendent Darren Douthitt to fully restore the technology supplement.

“I want to ask the Board to consider an item that we managed months ago in regards to technology supplements,” Douthitt said at the meeting.

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“It’s been something that has been on my mind.”

The technology program was reduced about 30 percent in cutbacks earlier in the year, according to Douthitt.

“The technology program pairs with the academic program in a way that you can’t do one without the other in a sense,” Douthitt said.

The money to fund the technology program comes from the Title I and not the General Fund.

The supplement will be fully restored by the beginning of this school year.


In Other Business:


*The Board will have a Special Called Board Meeting on August 2 at 3 p.m.

*Approval of the salary schedule

*Approval of the revision to the student handbook and the code of conduct

*Approval of the National School Board Association Membership renewal

*Approval of the AASB Membership Renewal/Legal Assistance Fund participation