Welcome to the Monticello Community School District Technology Department!
My name is Curt Tauke and I have been the Director of Technology for the district since 2014. Technology is a vital part of any school district. Many integral parts of education require some kind of technology; access to the Internet, online curriculum, digital printing systems, data storage, phone systems, Learning Management Systems, Chromebooks, iPads, Online Registration, and specialized computer labs, just to mention a few.
The Monticello School District became a 1 to 1 school district during the 2018-2019 school year. This meant that the school district would provide each and every one of its students with some kind of mobile device. Our Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students received iPads and our 3rd-Grade through 12th-Grade students received a Chromebook. Students will use these devices for 3-4 years and then they will be replaced with new devices. The K-6th Graders use the same iPad or Chromebook all day, and then store them at school in charging carts. The 7th-12th Graders are allowed to take their Chromebooks home throughout the school year. They are responsible to keep them in good shape and use them for any school work assigned. The District will collect them at the end of the school year and install updates and other improvements over the summer so they are ready for the next school year.
The District has an AUP (Authorized User Policy) which explains the District’s expectations on student computer usage as well as district technology policies. The district also has a Technology Handbook for the Chromebook Initiative for 7-12 grade students. This handbook goes into more detail about student expectations and responsibilities for their Chromebook both at school and at home.
In addition to my Director’s position, there are 2 other positions in the technology department. Michael Robertson is the District Systems Analyst, and Morgan Murray is the District Technology Associate and Help Desk Personnel. The Help Desk position was created to provide help for the many areas of technology problems that arise throughout the year. Questions on E-registration, PowerSchool, and Online Payments are examples of things Mrs. Murray-Zimmerman can be helpful with.
Please feel free to contact me with any of your district technology policy questions, 1 to 1 Chromebook questions or any other technology questions.
Director of Technology, MCSD