TCTC board approves technology plan for 2013

KELCEY KINGexaminer-enterprise

BARTLESVILLE — A technology plan for 2013 includes the addition of more than 170 new computers and new security cameras at Tri County Technology Center, the school’s board members learned this week.

The plan was submitted to the TCTC Board of Education during a meeting Thursday.

Technology Director Chuck Beazer explained that a technology plan must be submitted every year outlining what technology will be used the next three years. The budget, he said, is around $450,000.

This year, Beazer said nearly 172 new computers will be added to the district, new security cameras will be installed and the current wireless system will be replaced. Beazer also said he hopes to move to an Internet-based email system.

According to Beazer, the district’s network is very secure.

“I limit as much access as we can from the outside world inside the school here, so much that it’s a pain for some people to try to get access from outside,” Beazer said. “Very few people can access our main system from outside.”

Beazer said that while most systems are internal, some, such as transcripts and student manuals, are housed at commercial sites.

In other business, the board announced the addition of Gail Trdy as the new TCTC Foundation executive assistant.