The District has been operating on outdated technology and will be updating systems and software with more current technology.
The high school will be getting ninety new computers. Thirty will go into the computer lab, and thirty will be used in the Business and Marketing Lab. Another thirty will be set up as a wireless lab that can travel throughout the high school as they are needed.
"I'm excited. This has been a long time coming," said Trigg County High School principal, Sharon Knight, "Two years ago we had a roof that couldn't keep the water out. We didn't have the electrical capacity to handle this. So now with the new renovations, we are ready to start bringing in the technology."
The High School Site Based Council had decided to use the money from a non-replaced teachers aid salary to put into a fund for new technology. Superintendent, Tim McGinnis said, "However they use the money is their decision. Hopefully they will use it to buy more technology."
Knight said that while she wasn't sure exactly what the money would be used for or how much was available she thought the council still wanted to use it for technology.
Wendell Benningfield, Trigg County Middle School principal, said that his school will be spending the money on a new computer lab. The Middle School will be receiving thirty new computers to help update their system.
"It's something that I wanted since I stepped in. I think that it is fantastic," said Benningfield. He believes that the updated technology will help the students continue to pull up their test scores in writing and math.
Trigg County Elementary School will be provided with an updated wiring system. Principal Ann Taylor said, "We are hoping to be able to put together a broadcast system to video the children for morning announcements. This will help us be able to do this."
Many of the new computers and technology have been ordered and school officials anticipate their arrival.