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Commack Schools to Use $145,000 Grant for New Technology

Sen. John Flanagan awarded the Commack district the grant, which will be put toward computer hardware.

The Commack School district received a $145,000 grant from Sen. John Flanagan's office, which will be used for new technology in classrooms, Superintendent Donald James announced at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

With the grant, the district will purchase Apple iPads and cases, AppleTV devices and related cabling, instructional iPad applications for students, dedicated video conference stations, additional WiFi access points and additional multi-functional printers.

Commack School District has greatly increased its use of technology over the past year, including garnering 165 new, grant-funded iPads, increased bandwidth for public WiFi and building its capacity for future technological devices.

The district will implement a new video conference station in every building this year, and is also continuing its investment in multifunction printers that use cloud-printing technology, meaning documents can be printed from any computer or connected device. The printers also have to ability to  scan documents to email and home folders, which district officials said will save money on paper, toner and maintenance.

Irondog February 14, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Nice work as always Senator Flanagan. Now, when will we start working on arming the security guards in the schools? Most if not all of the guards are retired law enforcement officers anyway and should be armed.
Concerned Comamck Citizen February 14, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Having a loaded gun in the house sure worked today for Oscar Pistorius
Will February 14, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I saw the video of last nights school board meeting where that question was asked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xawosn5o_lk
T.D. February 15, 2013 at 03:11 PM
THAT IS SOME VIDEO !!
4kids February 15, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Amazingly arrogant bunch of people running this district
pbug56 February 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM
So did the board decide that maybe it ought to follow state law in regards to meeting notices?
MJS March 28, 2013 at 01:42 AM
They did but laughably said it wasn't because of the Jim T's complaint to the State.... How transparent are these idiots?

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