School board briefed on technology infrastructure plans

Friday, March 19, 2021

Technology upgrades were discussed at the March 15th Alta-Aurelia School Board meeting. Technology Coordinator Ryan Fredin updated the School Board about technology infrastructure plans. He discussed the technology plan for 2021-2022 as well as the 5-year plan.

As far as the current project, “What we’re doing in Aurelia is what we did in Alta last year,” Fredin said. “So when we get done, the only thing that will be left is Alta Elementary. We’re going to have to re-wire that.” He said not a lot was accomplished last year because of COVID. “We didn’t get approved until school started.” He said technology upgrades at Alta Elementary can be done in a couple of years.

“I think the work that Ryan’s done throughout all our buildings, we are really making progress on infrastructure,” Superintendent William Walters said. “When we sat down, I said we’ve really got to get our infrastructure taken care of. We knew Aurelia was going to be a challenge. It’s just an older building but it can be done this summer.”

Additional future plans are to replace student Chromebooks and teacher computers, Fredin said. Work is also planned for the baseball and football fields. “Hopefully we will start streaming stuff out there,” he said.

The school board voted unanimously to approve $26,583. for technology infrastructure projects.