Schools to purchase interactive whiteboards
Six large, ultra-high-definition interactive computer touch screens will replace whiteboards in some Peabody classrooms this fall.
The board unanimously approved the purchase June 13.
Superintendent Ron Traxson said total cost would be under $25,000.
Three of the boards will be used at the elementary school and three at the high school.
“This price includes a cart,” Traxson said. “This will allow us to actually move around in the classroom and have mobility so it won’t be just stuck to a wall.”
Each of the screens is 75 inches diagonally.
In other matters Wednesday, the board discussed whether to extend an expiring two-year agreement with Marion High School for golf.
Golf coach Scott Bauer, who was assistant coach for last year’s combined team, has left the Peabody-Burns district to pursue a teaching job elsewhere.
“The question before the board is do we invest in an assistant coach for one more year of the cooperative agreement?” Traxson said.
Junior Max Caldwell participated in Class 1A state golf competition at Dodge City, even if his score at state was 43 over par.
“It is a possibility we pick up other students and maintain the golf program,” Traxson said. “It is a unique situation because we do have a returning senior that qualified for state.”
Board members tossed around several ideas such a golf clinic to encourage participation and a survey to get indication whether more students might be interested.
The board will discuss the topic at a future meeting.
Traxson also announced new hires for the fall semester Alex Walter, teaching vocation; Lillian Lingenfelter, teaching social studies; and Michelle Foster, teaching math.