Local District Technology & Security Needs
Met by February 25, 2014, Enhancement Millage
Educators in Muskegon County recognize that today’s
21st Century students must have strong technology
skills in order to compete in our world-wide economy.
Based on a consistent funding stream provided by a
proposed enhancement millage, all eleven districts
have developed specific plans to expand the use of
technology in their classrooms and improve security.
Overall, this list reflects the need for more personal
learning devices (or one-to-one devices), expanded
training for teachers, and improved technical support.
Fruitport Community Schools will increase and
improve security cameras, offer a one-to-one
computing environment for students, update the
wireless network needed to support this environment,
create and maintain computer replacement cycles, and
provide on-going professional development for staff.
Holton Public Schools will improve security
systems, provide smart cart technology, improve
technology access through wireless infrastructure and
selected one-to-one environments; maintain a hardware
replacement cycle for classrooms, labs, and
infrastructure; and heighten technician services and
on-going professional development for staff.
Mona Shores Public Schools will expand safety
and security systems, enhance and extend technology
for classrooms, increase access to technology (digital
devices) for students and staff, expand network
infrastructure to support devices, establish a replacement
cycle to upgrade hardware, provide ongoing and
enhanced training for staff, improve systems for
assessment, curriculum, instruction, and data collection/
analysis/reporting, and add network bandwidth.
Montague Public Schools will improve building
security systems; provide greater technology access for all
students through enhanced wireless infrastructure and
selected one-to-one environments; maintain and replace
aging technology as needed: computers, audio visual
equipment, and network infrastructure; improve systems
for student assessment, data collection and analysis, and
remediation; and better support technology repair and
Muskegon Public Schools will increase building
security and the number of security cameras
throughout the district; provide greater technology
access for students and staff; provide on-going and
enhanced training for staff; improve wireless and wired
networks to support additional devices; and maintain a
replacement cycle for classroom technologies, computer
labs and laptop carts.
North Muskegon Public Schools will develop
technology supported learning environments;
purchase equipment and software that improve
effectiveness and efficiency; engage in new
technologically-based educational opportunities,
provide technology support and expertise; and
replace technology on a cyclical schedule.
Oakridge Public Schools will expand security
systems; enhance/extend technology for classrooms;
increase access to technology (digital devices) for
students and staff; improve systems for assessment,
curriculum, instruction, and data collection/analysis/
reporting; provide ongoing and enhanced training for
staff; establish a replacement cycle to upgrade
hardware; replace the phone system with cost-effective
VOIP; and add network bandwidth.
Orchard View Schools will increase levels of
security to include added and upgraded cameras and
two way radios, badge access, and secured visitor entry
systems; replace teacher smart cart technology and
upgrade projectors with LCD technology; upgrade
wireless capabilities, student labs, and mobile carts for
on-line assessments; upgrade and replace technology
hardware and software on a cyclical schedule; and
heighten technician services and training.
Ravenna Public Schools will improve current
security enhancements in all buildings; address the
needs of the replacement schedule for the one-to-one
initiative; ensure students have needed technology, and
staff have required training to meet new online learning
requirements; maintain and upgrade software and
licensing agreements; and provide on-going and
enhanced technology training for staff.
Reeths-Puffer Schools will expand and improve
security systems; support, enhance, and extend the
lifespan of classroom technology; purchase portable
learning devices (iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, etc.);
provide on-going and enhanced technology training for
staff; and add further upgrades to the wireless
network to support one-to-one initiatives.
Whitehall District Schools will improve security
and communication systems, further develop targeted
one-to-one initiatives and learning zones, enhance technology integration and support, expand STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
related initiatives, and boost technology infrastructure to
meet district-wide needs.