Technology Made Adaptation Quick
The tornado that destroyed Goodman Elementary touched down at night, after everyone but Custodian Lyndell “Lucky” Ulmer was gone. Ulmer, whose nickname predates the storm, escaped unscathed.
After the storm, Neosho School District moved Goodman’s four grade levels to temporary sites, including a wrestling gym in the central office. Fourth graders relocated to an unused classroom in another district elementary school.
The tornado destroyed more than half of Goodman’s computers and tablets, so Technology Director Scott Harris immediately launched a one-to-one program, purchasing Chromebooks for each third and fourth grader as well as tablets for younger students. District IT staffers installed spare HPE Aruba wireless access points at the temporary locations.
“We just wanted to do what was best for students, and the teachers were quick to…