The Northfield School Board voted 6-1 last night to approve the Transformational Technology proposal.
Left: Sibley Special Education teacher Karleen Sherman and Sibley Grade 5 teacher Paula Baragary spoke in favor of the proposal at open mic.
Center: HR and Technology Director Matt Hillmann reviewed the proposal for the Board and summarized the online engagement activities and stats that I blogged about yesterday.
Right: Board member Rob Hardy raised concerns about the proposal, expressing his preference for a scaled back pilot project approach (which he has blogged about here,) and wondering if a BYOD (bring your own device) approach might be more cost-effective and sustainable (he blogged about this here and here.)
Update noon: Here’s the video of last night’s Board meeting. The Technology Transformation discussion begins at the 18:20 mark.