Highland School Board Hears Technology, Other Updates

Monterey, VA – At Monday evening’s meeting, board members heard presentations from Gary Lane and Gwen Cauley, school information technology and computer experts. The school system has over 370 computers for students, staff and teachers and those computers require constant monitoring and updating to protect them from viruses. The school computer network was infected with a virus last fall that took several days to clean from the system. Teachers and students are excited to have all these computer resources to use in the classroom and they work with Mr. Lane and Ms. Cauley to make the most of these technology resources.

High school Principal Mr. Wilmore reported to the board on efforts to get the energy evaluation on the school building done this summer, and Highland Elementary school Principal Ms. Blum shared with board members information about a recent visit from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts staff members.

Other guests at the meeting included Highland county emergency services coordinator Mr. Harley Gardner, Mr. Melvin Hunt from the Roanoke office of the American Red Cross and Ms. Tracey Barner from the Covington office of the Red Cross. Mr. Gardner left copies of a proposed agreement between the school and the Red Cross regarding use of the school building as an emergency shelter. Board members will review the agreement and discuss it further at the May board meeting.

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