The district has completed the Smart Board Replacement project that was initiated in Spring of 2022. This initiative was funded by Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) and American Rescue Plan (ARP). The implementation process included four phases that resulted in the replacement of older Smart Boards in 1600 district classrooms. The new Smart Panels provide teachers with the ability to deliver instruction in a contemporary manner and facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. This initiative also included training for all teachers on the new Smart Panels in order to maximize the effective use of this technology in schools. Most district schools have already received training and additional sessions have been scheduled for the remaining schools.
NBOE has also implemented a remote management platform for the new Smart Boards allowing the district IT staff to remotely manage all aspects of this technology including remote application deployment to the Smart Boards as well as remote reboot and troubleshooting of technical issues as needed.