The Times West Virginian

July 17, 2013

Computer technicians to be more visible in schools

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Since joining the staff of the Central Office of Marion County Schools, Chad Norman has been working to ensure the efficiency of computer technicians in the schools.

Norman, who served as principal of Fairmont Senior High School for the past nine years, recently moved to the position of administrative assistant of technology for the Central Office. This move was effective July 2.

He is in charge of everything related to technology, including the implementation of student and teacher computers, educational programs, the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), phone systems, security systems and more.

Superintendent of Schools Gary Price said during Monday night’s Marion County Board of Education meeting that Norman has assigned a Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) 7 technician to each of the school attendance areas in the county.

The three technicians will report to the schools in their attendance area on a schedule, and also handle emergencies. This means the teachers will see these individuals more in their schools, Price said.

Norman said he has already met with the technicians three times since he started his new job, and he was able to work out schedules with them. The technicians have a home base or office at the high school in their attendance area, where they will start each day, and will have set times to visit all the other schools.


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