Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fayette County Moves Up in Ranking of Tech-Savvy School Boards

The Fayette County Public School System moved up a place nationally in the seventh annual Digital School Districts Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association.

The school system placed seventh in the large student population category with more than 15,000 students. The purpose of the survey is to showcase exemplary school boards and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and to improve district operations.

"We are honored to receive this award. It is a team effort on the part of our technology department, the staff at the schools, county level and our students and parents," says Acting Superintendent Fred Oliver.

All U.S. public school boards/districts were invited to participate in the survey. Schools were placed in three categories based on size of enrollment. The top 10 districts from each category received awards. Winners reflected those school districts with the fullest implementation of technology standards in the evolution of digital education.

The study examined and documented school boards and districts’ 1) online presence; 2) technology applications that allow the public to interact with school board members, administrators and teachers; 3) the public’s access to information such as school board calendars and district policies; and 4) technology use in the district and classrooms.

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