Portsmouth seeks tech wizards for school subcommittee

Portsmouth Supt. Lynn Krizic sent a note on Friday seeking volunteers for a newly constituted technology subcommittee, and I'd like to encourage any regular geek readers to consider submitting an application before January 6. I've been a parent volunteer on the district tech committee for several years, and there are both big challenges and real opportunities for impact. Hope you'll read Dr. Krizic's note, below, and consider sharing your expertise.

The Portsmouth School Committee has created a Technology Subcommittee for the purpose of researching, developing, analyzing, and making recommendations to the Superintendent and School Committee on all matters related to information technology, networking, communication equipment, audio/visual equipment, and digital security systems. The Technology Subcommittee will recommend policies and standards for technology throughout the Portsmouth School District.

The Technology Subcommittee will be comprised of* two appointed School Committee members, the Director of Technology, four (4) members of the community at-large with demonstrated knowledge of modern technology systems, applications, and networking, and two (2) auxiliary members with demonstrated knowledge of modern technology systems, applications, and networking. The Portsmouth School Committee is actively seeking Portsmouth and Little Compton resident involvement in this newly formed subcommittee.

Individuals from the Portsmouth and Little Compton communities wishing to serve on the Technology Subcommittee in the capacity as one of the four at-large committee members and/or one of the two auxiliary members from Portsmouth and/or Little Compton should send a brief letter of interest to: Dr. Lynn Krizic at either Portsmouth School Department, 29 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI, 02871, or krizicl@portsmouthschoolsri.org. All appointments will be made by the Portsmouth School Committee.

Interested individuals should send letters of interest containing the following information: (1) Name, (2) Home address, (3) Phone numbers, (4) Email address, (5) a brief statement describing knowledge and/or experience in modern technology systems, applications, and networking, (6) a brief statement explaining your interest in serving on the Technology Subcommittee, and (7) your desire to be considered for either an at-large or auxiliary subcommittee member. All letters of interest should be sent by Friday, January 6, 2012.

*I know, I know. It's in the original.

Editorial note: I've already sent my application.