Thanks to voter support of bond programs in 2008 and 2016, APS has increased technology from about 10,000 computing devices in 2008 to more than 55,000 today. Students are able to collaborate globally with their peers using wireless access to the internet, iPads and Chromebooks. This allows them to accomplish math, literacy and other learning tasks and present their work to each other using interactive white boards and classroom mounted TV monitors as well as streaming devices such as Apple TV. Our commitment to technology supports our APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan core belief that all students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential.
The 2016 bond program is funding $20 million in technology improvements throughout the district. These projects include:
- Annual refresh of computing devices and classroom technology at all schools, including charter schools
- Wireless network upgrades to meet increased demand for internet access
- Cybersecurity projects to keep students, staff and data safe and secure
- Data Center and software application upgrades to improve business services supporting schools and classrooms
To learn more about the 2016 bond and technology projects, visit bond.aurorak12.org.