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SWSC students, teachers to receive 'technology refresh'


Students and teachers will be receiving an update on their technology soon after approval for a “technology refresh” was given by the Southwest School Corp. board of trustees at Wednesday’s meeting. 

According to SWSC Superintendent Chris Stitzle, the technology currently being used by SWSC students in kindergarten through 5th grade and by students in 9th through 12th grades are three years old. Teacher laptops are four years old. 

Stitzle explained that the value of Apple products allows for the devices to be traded in to end the lease early if necessary, calling the update “cost neutral.” 

In other business: 

• SWSC 4th-graders received a $240 donation from the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian NPF Grant Fund to be used for transportation on their George Rogers Clark field trip. 

• The board accepted the resignation of Sullivan Elementary School teaching aide Abagail Angel. 

• SWSC is the last of three boards to accept the Fiber Network Proposal by Joink LLC. Northeast School Corp. and the Sullivan County Public Library also approved the bid. Stitzle told the board that the switch could result in $1,700 worth of savings annually.

• The board declared items selected as surplus and approved them for their use in the FFA auction.

• Kitter Media will be producing two newsletters and one postcard to send to area residents advertising SWSC schools for $14,685.

• A lease for a new maintenance truck was approved to replace the current maintenance truck, which has a cracked head. 


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