The TAC analyzes and studies a variety of data, information and research regarding the district’s technology needs and how technology, specifically within instructional areas, can further the district’s mission to provide a world-class education for all Northshore students. The TAC will make recommendations to the School Board for technology projects for referral to voters in 2018. These voluntary positions serve terms in alignment with NSD’s historical four-year bond/levy cycle.
The TAC typically meets twice each month leading up to the recommendations, and thereafter, will meet approximately once per quarter throughout the rest of the four-year term. In past years, meetings generally took place on the first and third Mondays of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m., though the meeting schedule will be coordinated with TAC members once the group is determined. The new task force will convene twice monthly on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning in December 2016. The bulk of the work necessary for a recommendation to the School Board will conclude by July 2017.
The TAC will include community members, staff, parents, administrators and students representing all regions of Northshore School District boundaries. Task force members will be selected from those who apply based on achieving representation of the diversity in our community and a wide range of experiences, perspectives and geographic locations, as well as those who can commit to attending all meetings.
Residence within Northshore School District is a requirement. Please note that personal expertise in using technology or working in a technology field is not a requirement. An interest in how technology can contribute to the learning environment for students and aid in the district’s mission would be beneficial. Additional backgrounds and experience that are helpful for the TAC include, but are not limited to:
- Willingness to contribute positively to discussions and recommendations
- Global perspective on the range of needs and abilities of K-12 students
- Interest in modern technologies and their role in student learning and district operations
- Experience serving on committees requiring the ability to build consensus on complex topics
- Ability to absorb complex information and objectively prioritize needs within a confined budget
- Awareness of, or willingness to accept, concepts for 21st Century Learning environments
- Effective listening skills and openness to all perspectives
- Ability to compromise and build consensus
- Commitment to attend all committee meetings
Composition of Committee
- 15 staff members (teachers, administrators, support personnel)
- 10 community members
- 3 students
Application Timeline for Community Membership
- Applications open: Sept. 22, 2016 – Oct. 13, 2016
- Application interviews: Oct. 17, 2016 – Oct. 25, 2016
- Selection and appointment of community members: Oct. 26-27, 2016