By Richard Bammer
After an hour of vigorous discussion, Vacaville Unified leaders on Thursday approved a contract, up to $500,000, with an El Dorado Hills-based
firm to upgrade several district classrooms with wireless computer access in advance of all-computerized testing required by state educational standards that take effect in the fall.
The work – a specific, one-time expense funded by Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula – also will include increasing the amount of electrical power available to some school sites to meet the testing demands of the Common Core State Standards. (Approved by 45 states and the District of Columbia, the standards define the knowledge, concepts and skills students should have at each grade level.)