Andover Public Schools is honored to have been named the #1 school in the nation for the medium category (2,501-15,000 students) in the 2008 Digital School Districts Survey.
Andover tied for the honor with Henry County Schools in Virginia. The awards are presented by the Center for Digital Education in conjunction with the National School Boards Association.
Only two other Kansas districts were named in the recognition – Olathe tied for fourth and Blue Valley came in sixth, both in the large schools category.
“This is a huge honor for our district,” said Superintendent of Schools Mark A. Evans. “This is a testament to everyone in our district and the work they do – from the members of the Board of Education who supported technology and staff members to train teachers in the use of technology, to our teachers who have embraced the use of that technology to better engage the students in their classrooms.”
“Everything we do is touched by technology,” added Director of Technology Rob Dickson. “Not only are we using it to engage students, we’re also using it to create more efficient processes throughout the district – from communicating board meeting information to contacting parents in emergencies and much more.”