Board Approves Technology Bids for District

At the Mason Public Schools Board of Education meeting on March 11, the Board approved bids for cabling and multimedia systems upgrades throughout the district, which is part of Phase 1 of the Capital Improvement Project.

The total bid award was $337,700. The contractors selected were Datacom Group for low voltage cabling and Digital Age Technologies for multimedia systems.

Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki said, “Mason Public Schools has done significant work already to improve technology, including increasing the district’s wireless access points from 112 to 370 last year. Continuing to build out the quality of our technology will benefit all of Mason’s buildings including the ones under renovation through the Capital Improvement Project. The support of our community is appreciated.”

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Secondary Furniture Pilot Update

During the 2017-2018 school year, a team of secondary teachers and administrators worked with GMB designer, Meeghan Mooney, to develop a plan for our Secondary Furniture Pilot for Mason Middle School and Mason High School.  This team of teachers and administrators spent the winter and spring visiting schools throughout Michigan to see how updated school furniture and classroom designs could positively impact student engagement and learning.

At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, four classrooms (two at MMS and two at MHS) were selected as pilot classrooms for new furniture.  The Secondary Furniture Committee would like to thank Mrs. Laura Lewis, Mrs. Ellyn Delpier, Mr. Jeremy Cunningham, and Mrs. Amy Kelly for their willingness to participate in the furniture pilot and for their flexibility throughout this process.

Furniture pieces were selected and installed over Presidents’ Day Weekend this past February.  The students and teachers have participated in surveys prior to furniture installation and will continue to provide feedback to GMB and Mason Public Schools so informed decisions can be made regarding future furniture purchases.

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