(Cleveland)- The White County School System has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education in partnership with the National School Boards Association for the district’s technology innovation. White County was ranked 4th in the nation for medium size school and was one of fourteen Georgia districts to be recognized.
William Sperin White County School Technology Director said they are so excited by this recognition “ It starts off with great infrastructure , once we have great infrastructure and a great board, there are so many thing going on in White County and this is just one thing, “ said Sperin.
This year’s recognition goes to school districts for their expanding use of innovative technologies district-wide as well as in the classroom.
Sperin said the technology area has developed nicely in the last few years, he said “ just in the last five years getting the North Georgia Network, the fiber infrastructure we have, a lot of things have enabled us to leverage that infrastructure to do many, many good things and we plan to do even more great things in the future.”
The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding.
White County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Wilson said, “The White County School Board has been very supportive and forward thinking in the area of technology. This past year, we have upgraded our infrastructure to be able to support our ‘bring your own technology’ initiative and to help us get ready for one-to-one computing. I am proud of this recognition for the system.”
Mark Willis, Assistant Executive Director of the Georgia School Boards Association attended Thursday night board of education meeting to congratulate the school on the win. Willis told the board that, “ it’s an exciting time technology is doing a lot and just want to applaud you for the work you are doing, the leadership you are providing “