IW schools get money for projectors

Published 9:37 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors last month approved returning partial funding to the school division from the $1.5 million the county schools did not use last fiscal year.

The bulk of the $693,000 will be used to purchase LCD projectors in classrooms still without them.

The projectors will provide teachers a way to share information from their computer or iPad with their students.

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“Completing the installation of projectors in our classrooms is key to enabling our teachers to use digital resources with their students,” said Assistant Superintendent Heather Tuck. “There are already apps on the iPads that allow them to work like an interactive whiteboard. The missing piece has been a way to display what’s on the teacher’s or student’s screen to the entire class. The projectors will allow greater use of our existing technology.”

Division Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton expressed his appreciation for the supervisors approving the request. “The money will directly benefit the classroom which is why it was so important to make this happen. I’m glad they agreed with the urgency for completing the projector project in the remaining classrooms throughout the division.”

The balance of the request will fund various maintenance projects at several locations, including replacing the lighting system in Windsor High School’s auditorium.