School tours given at Decatur meeting

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Community members were given a tour of the elementary and high schools, led by principals Leslie Sharp and Bobby King, at Monday’s town hall meeting.

Superintendent Larry Ben said it is traditional for school board members to tour facilities during their August meeting. Since Decatur holds town hall meetings in place of school board meetings, Ben suggested this would be an appropriate time to conduct the tour.

King showcased the high school’s classroom technology and distance learning program. Every classroom in the high school has an Elmo and SMART Board projector. Math classes also have technology which enables teachers to put problems on the board, and students can answer with a hand-held remote. The system allows kids to ...

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