The Niagara-Wheatfield School District is considering participating in a new technology program that would allow students to access school software from anywhere.

Department heads made their budget pitch to the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education on Wednesday.

Representatives from the technology department, along with the athletic department, presented budget requests for the upcoming school year.

“We are requesting from the board that we install ClassLink in our schools,” Mary Ann Buch, director of technology and training for the district, said Wednesday.

ClassLink is a computer software program that the district would use allowing for students to not only have access to mini-laptop computers, but also a wireless network that could be accessed from any computer, anywhere in the world.

The technology department’s budget requests included installing a wireless network in all the district’s buildings, installing new virtual servers and installing ClassLink.

The board did not take action on the budget requests but members said they were impressed with the presentation.

The request for the athletic department was a rollover budget from last year. The board set a public hearing on the budget for 7 p.m. May 6 in the Adult Learning Center of the high school.

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