June Board of Education Meeting

June Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 06/16/2020
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All students at Indian Lake Schools will have a Chromebook to call their own for school use starting during the 2020-21 school year. 

The Indian Lake Board of Education met in regular session Monday night.  After a successful Chromebook pilot program with 6thgraders this year and the need to implement expanded online instruction stemming from the corona virus, school administrators felt it was important to go one to one with devices for every student. 

Superintendent Rob Underwood says, “Now’s the time. We’ve surveyed our teachers and families and we know we need to be prepared for blended learning.”

The district will invest approximately $213,000 of federal money to purchase the devices. Students will pay a $30 insurance fee to cover the devices. Mr. Underwood says the administragtive team researched what others districts charge for devices and tried to stay on the low end. Students in grades K-4 will each have their own Chromebook that stays at school. Students in grades 5-12 will be able to take their devices home. 

In addition, the board approved updates to the ILHS and ILMS student handbooks that will make changes to address vaping in school. Students who have a first-time vaping offense will be subject to a 3-day in school suspension during which they will be required to undergo a screening process meant to identify possible mental health issues or other substance abuse problems. Also during suspension, students will be required to complete the “Catch My Breath” online course on the dangers of vaping. 

Finally, the board approved several supplemental contracts for coaching and activities for the 2020-21 school year. The Board will meet again on July 20th.