The proposed charter revision change has presented the Board of Education with a long-term opportunity to address our technology needs. It is an offering sought by previous superintendents and many previous board members. It has no downside for the Shelton school district and will elevate our learning capabilities and assist in keeping up with future demands.
A Joint Technology Committee (JTC) was previously formed about 12 to 13 years ago, and it met with much approval as the school district was the major beneficiary by far. However, the prior JTC was set up under the existing charter as a building committee, and it ceased to exist when the voter approved funding was exhausted. Consequently, we have been without it now for some 10 years and have had to rely on annual budgetary capital improvement requests to fund our technology needs.