January 08, 2014 | 10:37 AM
Technology continues to move ahead as the Lanesville Community School Corp. prepares to issue laptops to students next school year.
At the Dec. 18 meeting of the school board of trustees, Lanesville superintendent and junior-senior high school principal Steve Morris said Google ChromeBook laptops would first be issued to teachers sometime in mid-January so they could be the first to use the equipment and become familiar with the features of the device, and then in-house training would take place soon after.
Morris said the purchase would hinge on whether or not the corporation receives a technology innovation grant. He said the corporation would find out early this month if it had received the grant.
In another matter, Morris reported that 2,776 canned goods and more than $2,000 was donated to the Encouraging Lanesville Families (ELF) project at Lanesville schools. This year, the project helped 21 families and 45 children, which received gifts purchased at Meijer in New Albany. Meijer donated $500 to the project, Morris said.
The board approved a donation of $11,000 from the Lanesville Heritage Weekend festival group to pay for the installation of a sprinkler system at the high school soccer field.
In a personnel matter, the board accepted the hiring of unpaid volunteer junior high cheerleading coaches Merry Striegel and Angie and Ronald McMonigle.