Atlantic School Board hears Technology proposal


January 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Board of Education heard an update Tuesday night from the District Technology Coordinator Roger Warne, with regard to the new ICN (Iowa Communications Network) classroom at the high school. Superintendent MIke Amstein says Warne talked about running a fiber optic line that would complete the fiber optic system connecting the district’s buildings. He says along those lines, the Board approved of Warne negotiating with a vendor for the line, and placing the project out for bid.”)
Currently, the district runs a wireless system between the Atlantic High School and Middle School. And, while that’s ok in the short term, Amstein says the data demands of the high school limits what they can do in transfer data between the schools. He says the current amount of data they can work with, about 25 megabytes with the ICN, causes problems when combined with their wireless network.  Amstein said also, the Board approved on the second reading, a policy pertaining to the use of video cameras on school premises, and discussed the relocation of the Hospital School. Amstein says they had been looking at two sites, but have narrowed that down to one.