1:1 Initiative: Student Computers
The Council Buffs Community School District provides a technology-rich environment for its students. All students in grades 2-12 are assigned a personal computing device to use each day. Younger students have access durring the school day, while students in grades 6-12 take their device home. Each student is issued their own device and is expected to use it appropriately. The current computing device is the Acer C-740 Chromebook.
The technology experience for students is built on four focused statements that articulate the WHY? There are specific, grade level expectations for technology skills and experiences articulated throughout the curriculum. In the Council Bluffs Community School District, technology is taught as an integrated part of core instruction, not a stand-alone subject.
Parents of students who take their device home are required to sign the District's Computer Loan Agreement Form (Click Here). Families are also encouraged to participate in the District's Cooperative Damage & Loss Program. The program provides for reduced cost of repair or replacement, kind of like insurance. (Click Here) to see the program details and form.
All District students have access to the G-Suite (Google) productivity platform including Email, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc... In addition, a large proportion of the District's curriculum resources and assessments are accessed online. Any concerns about your student's access to computers and digital resources should first be addressed to the school he/she attends.
The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud of its technology program and is recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as a leader in purposeful, technology integration.
Please address any questions about the District's technology offerings to David Fringer, Chief Technology Officer, at email@example.com or Mr. Devin Schoening, K-12 Instructional Technology Program Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.