Oysterponds school board to discuss technology-upgrade plan

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Oysterponds school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas, center, with board members Deborah Dumont, right, and Thom Gray. The Board of Education meets tonight.

The Oysterponds school board is expected to discuss the district’s technology-upgrade plan at tonight’s regular meeting in Orient.

Representatives from Switch Technologies of Rocky Point will give a presentation about the elementary school building’s technical infrastructure, according to tonight’s agenda.

Superintendent Richard Malone has said the upgrade is needed in order for the district to be in compliance with a  mandate from Albany to have students in grades 3-6 complete state assessments online by 2014.

The school board approved a contract with Switch Technologies in February to prepare the district for the mandate. The cost of the project is not to exceed $7,500, according to school documents.

The school board will also hold a public hearing 7 p.m. tonight to discuss the proposed 2013-14 budget.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Pick up Thursday’s paper for more on this story.

Oysterponds school board meeting agenda, May 14, 2013