Tuesday, February 18, 2020

FM #207 - Technology Director Tim Rapoza - Feb 11, 2020 (audio)

FM #207

This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 207 in the series. We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

At the Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting held on Feb 11, 2020, Technology Director Tim Rapoza presented a detailed overview of how his department supports and enables all of Franklin’s technology needs (both Town and schools).

Of all the updates on Technology that I have seen over my years of reporting, this is the most comprehensive and easily the most up to date as it contains all the current numbers.

When you stop to think about it, the Town of Franklin is really a service organization. Yes, it is a government entity with Town and School separation on some items (one of the key collaboration points is technology).

The Town exists to provide services to its residents: education, fire protection, police and other emergency response, roads maintained and plowed, recreation, library, senior services... The list is extensive.

These services are delivered all or in part with technology. How is it done? Let’s listen to Tim explain. The recording includes the Q&A with the School Committee and runs approx. 62 minutes.

School Committee Chair Anne Bergen introduces the agenda item. Superintendent Sara Ahern provides a more detailed intro and overview while Tim set up his laptop.

Links to the Town of Franklin Technology page and to the presentation document are included in the show notes so you can follow along.

Technology page:  https://www.franklinps.net/district/educational-technology

Presentation doc link: https://www.slideshare.net/shersteve/technology-presentation-2112020

Presentation doc:


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FM #207 - Technology Director Tim Raposa - Feb 11, 2020 (audio)
FM #207 - Technology Director Tim Rapoza - Feb 11, 2020 (audio)

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