ECISD schools in Odessa, Texas are starting to receive new technology as part of the 2023 bond. The first item being installed is the Promethean board, a touch-sensitive interactive board that connects to the teacher’s computer and keeps students engaged in the lesson. Two-thirds of classrooms already have these boards installed, with the remaining to be completed by summer 2024. Over the summer, the district will also make improvements to larger group spaces like the band room and library. A total of $3.5 million from the bond is allocated to classroom improvements and $1.5 million to larger group spaces. The bond also includes plans for new security cameras, PA systems, and phone systems.
ECISD schools in Odessa, Texas have begun receiving new technology as part of the 2023 bond. The first addition being implemented is the Promethean board, an interactive board that replaces traditional projectors. The boards are touch-sensitive and connect to the teacher’s computer, allowing for more engagement and interaction with students. The district has received positive feedback from teachers and they plan to have all the boards installed by summer 2024.
The 2023 bond includes $3.5 million for classroom improvements and $1.5 million for larger group spaces. In addition to the Promethean boards, the bond funds will be used for new security cameras, PA systems, and phone systems. Two-thirds of classrooms already have the boards installed, with the remaining to be completed by summer 2024. Over the summer, the district plans to make improvements to larger group spaces like the band room and library. The bond projects are expected to be completed by July 2025.
The goal of the bond is to update and enhance technology in ECISD schools to create a better learning environment for students. The Promethean boards have been well-received by both teachers and students, with teachers reporting increased engagement and student interest in technology. The bond also allows for improvements to larger group spaces, recognizing the importance of these areas for learning.
The 2023 bond demonstrates the commitment of ECISD to meet the changing needs of students and provide them with the resources they need to succeed. By investing in new technology and upgrading infrastructure, the district is setting a strong foundation for future generations.