How technology is being integrated into the classes at Rolla Junior High School will be explained at the Thursday night meeting of the Rolla Board of Education.
Use of computers in various forms in the classroom has been a major push by the board and administration. Already this school year, educators from various buildings have described for the board how they are using iPads, laptop computers and Smartboards. They've also shared what they plan to do in their school improvement plans.
The agenda for the Thursday night meeting, set to begin at 5 p.m. with a closed session and at 5:30 with an open session at the D. Kent King Administration Center, notes there will be a specific presentation by RJHS staff on the use of technology in their classrooms.
Also on the agenda:
• Members of the Rolla Community Teachers' Association will honor board members in anticipation of Board Appreciation Week, Jan. 20-26.
• Stephanie Grisham will give a report on the A-Plus program.
• Assistant Superintendent Kelly Hinshaw will recommend one of nine proposals for architect services that have been received and reviewed by a committee.
• Superintendent Dr. Aaron Zalis will report on the progress of the construction of next year's school calendar.
• Hinshaw and Zalis will continue a report on facilities started at the Jan. 3 board meeting. This session will include field turf, the high school cafeteria, the office at Truman Elementary School and another look at school security as it relates to facilities.
• Filing for the April board election ended Tuesday, and the board will make note of the filings. Incumbents Jim Packard and James "Jamie" Myers have both filed for the two three-year positions.
• The board will also note that the February board meetings have been set for Feb. 7 and 28 with closed sessions at 5 p.m. and public sessions at 5:30. This is a departure from the usual first and third Thursday meeting nights.