At a press conference held Monday, August 28, 2017, Greene County Schools Superintendent Dr. James Carter, members of the school board, principals and students officially launched the new technology program which will place a Tablet or Chrome book in the hands of each child enrolled in the system.
Students representing each of the three school facilities were present to conduct the official opening and display of the Tablets and Chrome Books. They shared expressions of excitement and anticipation in having access to take-home technology.
Dr. Carter made the following statement: “Today we set a milestone in the the Greene County community. We are expanding our vision for technology to transform the learning opportunities for all students in the Greene County School System by providing Chrome Books and tablets to our students.
“Technology has the potential to bring new possibilities to teaching and learning by providing our teachers with the opportunity to share best practices and offer parents the platform to engage in their students learning.
“We are pleased to provide our students with this remarkable tool. Parents will receive training as well so that they will be able to assist their students at home.”
It was also noted that this program will allow the school system to expand its online courses for students.
According to Dr. Carter, approximately 947 Chrome Books will be distributed to students in grades 4 through 12, and 327 tablets will be provided to the lower grades.
Others present for the press conference included School Board President Leo Branch, Vice President Dr. Carol P. Zippert and board member Carrie Dancy. Principals Barbara Martin, Frederick Square, Dr. Sharon Jennings and Gary Rice accompanied the students.
This project is co-sponsored by the Housing Authority of Greene County and T-Mobile.