Proposal would give Ipads to Oshkosh school board members

Oshkosh school board members could be outfitted with their own district-issued Ipads under a recommendation by district administrators.

The intent of the proposal is to rid the need for paper and cut back on the cost of printing large packets of information for board members before each meeting.

According to an administrative report sent to board members Friday, more information will be shared during a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday about a “type of technology that would be ‘checked-out’ to board members.”

This “technology” would be available to board members for the length of their term and then returned to the district.

The report offers few other details but states, “the fiscal impact of this solution is the cost of a checkout ipad for the board member which is estimated at $380.”

The board meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the District Administration Building, 215 S. Eagle St.

During the discussion, “special focus will be given to confidentiality, open records, and open meetings law requirements for using this technology,” according to the administrative report.

About Adam Rodewald

Adam Rodewald is the senior reporter for The Oshkosh Northwestern and a member of the Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team. He has been a professional journalist since 2006. He specializes in open records, data analysis, and issues surrounding education, children and families.
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