New technology to be implemented at school

February 10, 2015 — by Eric Sze and Jason Zhao

As of January, $2 million of the $99 million Measure E funds are now available to be used specifically for technology at Saratoga High.

With the money, the school will work with the PTSO to purchase and upgrade new technology over the next few years.

As of January, $2 million of the $99 million Measure E funds are now available to be used specifically for technology at Saratoga High.

With the money, the school will work with the PTSO to purchase and upgrade new technology over the next few years.

One of the key areas that the school wants to focus on is making sure that the wifi system has a better bandwidth and more capability, principal Paul Robinson said.

The Improvements to technology will not happen all at once; rather, they will take place gradually over the next four to five years.

“One day, you might be able to get on the Internet a little easier, or can access the Internet now down by the stadium,” Robinson said. “One day you might see 20 new Chromebooks in your classroom available to do research on.”

In addition to the new infrastructure, the school also wants to make hardware purchases, including new projectors, larger television screens and newer computers. The older technology equipment replaced by the upgrades will be recycled or placed in other classrooms if possible.

“A lot of teachers’ mindsets now is not getting more dry erase markers, or getting enough copies made, it’s accessing technology,” Robinson said. “When you look at Measure E, and our foundation and PTSO, a lot of it is enhancing technology as a teaching and learning tool on our campus.”

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