St. Charles Schools named winner in Digital School Districts Survey Awards

St. Charles Parish Public Schools (SCPPS) has been selected as a winner of the 2017-18 Digital School Districts Survey Awards.

SCPPS is one of 15 school systems in the country in the mid-sized student population category to receive this award. Districts who were selected are innovating in exemplary ways by investing in tools and learning models for the next-generation learners.

Now in its 14th year, the Digital School Districts Survey Awards recognize commendable use of technology by school boards and districts. The awards are presented by the Center for Digital Education at the National School Boards Association’s annual conference each spring.

“This is an outstanding honor for the school system, our technology department and all those involved with implementing the latest technology in our schools,” said Felecia Gomez-Walker, Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools. “It is evidence of the School Board and school system’s commitment to ensuring that our district is on the cutting edge of technology and that our students have access to the most current technologies available. Technology is a driving force in today’s world, and this ranking indicates that we are a technology leader in the nation. We are very proud to have received this recognition and share this honor with our community.”

“This survey data has proven to be beneficial in districts throughout the country” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education. “We look forward to sharing our results in the Digital School Districts report and having this survey become the benchmark for which districts measure their digital transformation.”

“School boards are embracing technology initiatives that help them govern more effectively and empower their districts to operate more efficiently,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director and chief executive officer for the National School Boards Association. “The variety of districts recognized by this survey in both size and urbanicity serve as examples for others who want to introduce innovative approaches within their communities.”

The Digital School Districts Survey awards the school boards/districts that most fully implement technology benchmarks in the evolution of digital education, as represented in the survey questions. All U.S. public school districts are eligible to participate.

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