Tech to be highlight of meeting

Board of education to hear about student ‘Tech-Know’ program

JOHNSTOWN — Technology will be highlighted during presentations to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Johnstown High School.

Rachel Heroth, JHS director of technology and instructional leadership, will give a presentation on the student “Tech-Know” program The program involves students serving as interns for the district’s IT Department.

A report will also be given on a district goal of having 100 percent of instructional staff incorporate technology applications in lesson plans by 2010.

In other business Thursday, action regarding Winterguard trips is on the agenda.

District Director of Communications and Instruction Ruthie Cook will provide a communications update.

The budget process involving workshops in the coming months is expected to be discussed. The board is also slated to review its calendar of events for the annual district budget vote and election.

Volunteers sought for the Health and Safety Committee and the Wellness committees are also slated to be discussed.

Reports are also expected to be given from the Facilities Committee on the district’s ongoing $39.6 million capital plan.

In personnel matters, an elementary teacher is scheduled to receive tenure. The board has scheduled a closed-door executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular person.

In board discussions, members will discuss the Johnstown Public Library possibly becoming a school district library. Board members are also expected to note upcoming district events, such as PTA meetings, and discuss a board retreat.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at