Fiscal Year 2018 → Question 1
Funding for a comprehensive effort to add Promethean interactive whiteboards in elementary schools was not available until the 2012–2013 school year. As a result, the implementation of Promethean interactive technologies at the elementary level, to that point, had been the result of grant and Parent Teacher Association funding initiated by individual schools, or through building modernization and addition projects. During the 2012–2013 school year, Promethean interactive whiteboards were installed in over 2,000 elementary classrooms. Together with previous elementary installations, this represents coverage of nearly 100 percent of the core elementary instructional spaces. Due to enrollment growth and instructional programming changes, classrooms not previously used for core instructional spaces may now be used for this purpose, and exacerbate the coverage in a given school.
MCPS expanded the implementation of the Promethean interactive whiteboards and related instructional technologies to 65 percent of all secondary classrooms during the 2008–2009 school year. Through school modernization projects and grant funding, there are currently Promethean interactive whiteboards in over 75 percent of all core secondary instructional spaces. Moreover, we continue to explore funding options to expand the availability of interactive classroom surfaces and displays to provide even greater access to these technologies across all appropriate instructional spaces.