Saturday, October 14, 2006

Public Alert Radios for All Connecticut Schools

Oct 03, 2006
Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced that public alert radios will be provided to all Connecticut public schools thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS put up $5 million and is working with NOAA to get radios installed in all 97,000 public schools in the United States. Distribution of the radios is expected to start at the end of October and should take a few months.

Read the complete article from Government Technology

Friday, October 13, 2006

Another reason to Love iCONN!

Not only are there over 4700 online databases available for free but when you look at the actual cost ($1,294,083), iCONN has saved CT tax payers over $13,148,070 this year, when compared with the cost for those databases if individual districts were paying the bill.