Prepared Text for Board Meeting January 26, 2009 BOE IMPACT

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Keith Schlarb is one of the unsung heroes of the Worthington School District. With the help of a small support staff, he maintains the vast technology infrastructure of this $105 million dollar operation, both on the administrative side and the academic side, and he does it in the most efficient way possible.

When this community trusted Keith with bond fund dollars in 2006 to upgrade the technology infrastructure, Keith paused, allowed each building input into what technology would have the most impact on their students and started the rollout of  a multiyear plan for technology infusion all the while maintaining the existing infrastructure, supporting and enhancing home grown administrative software, rolling out parent-teacher communication software in the elementary schools  and E-sembler in the secondary schools while still finding time to research and implement best practices for the technology component of each building's 21st century renewal effort.

In addition to all of this, Keith is a friend to the
Worthington taxpayer, constantly looking for innovative ways to stretch the IT dollar while still meeting the growing and changing needs of our district. Prior to the passage of the bond issue, Keith did yeoman's work in stretching our computers long past their useful life and continues, every day, to look for efficiencies that will honor the taxpayers trust by making every dollar count. For all this and more, there is no one more deserving of the BOE impact award than our director of information technology, Keith Schlarb.