The Platteville School Board will continue
its’ use of portable computer devices in
the classroom, and start to cut back on the
number of traditional computer labs in
the district schools. The board has approved
a five-year technology plan for the district
that calls for that change.
Superintendent Connie Valenza says the
plan is more of a vision for the schools.
It doesn’t include the approval of any
additional funding to initiate the plan.
Over the past 20-years, the Platteville schools
have spent an average of just over $150,000
a year on technology for the classroom.
The plan approved by the school board
would keep the district near that spending
level, and no money would come from the
district fund balance. It was used to
begin the One-to-One Initiative, which
started this year. The district provided
iPads to students in the 7th, 8th and