School district approves new technology plan

By: Staff report
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With the expiration of Western Placer Unified School District’s technology plan approaching, the board of trustees unanimously approved a new three-year plan Tuesday, which will go into effect July 1, 2009. The plan includes getting rid of obsolete equipment and machines, as well as buying new ones to replace them. The expected outcome, as outlined by the report, includes teaching students to use technology in classroom projects and making sure they’re able to demonstrate research skills, as well as bringing them up to speed on legal issues with technology. In other board-related business, applications for grants to retrofit school buses to make them more environmentally friendly will be sent out to the state, myriad revisions of policies and regulations were accepted and an agreement on the retirement plan for district employees was approved. A storm water management plan was adopted, which included so many regulations imposed by the state that it led board member Paul Long to throw out a “no” vote, as he complained that over-regulation of the storm water management can cause all sorts of problems.