Why is Technology Funding Needed?
The emergency transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated an urgent need for technology funding—for devices, connection, security, support and training.
If passed, the tech levy will provide the tools and support students need to prepare for today's careers. It also addresses the urgent need to support students and teachers with distance learning during the pandemic.
We anticipate a significant number of students will be engaged exclusively in online learning for the 2020-21 school year. And all students will be engaged in distance learning more than half the time.
Our students must graduate prepared for a future that requires digital skills. Upgrading our district’s technology and digital literacy programs will ensure students are ready for their next step, whether that's college, technical certification or the workforce.
Improving cybersecurity is also a priority—to protect student and staff data and district taxpayer funds from digital threats.
Technology can help students achieve success in school and during disruptions that require distance learning—and long after graduation.