As reported here, the MCCS System has been running a 30 second TV and radio spot in an effort to boost enrollment. One line in that ad boasts of the "cutting edge technology" that parents will find in our Catholic schools.
Well, in some, perhaps, but apparently not in St. Pius X. At least not yet.
Yesterday's Channel 13 announcement of a $100K anonymous donation to St. Pius X and a follow-up story in today's D&C both report that a significant amount of that donation will go towards technology upgrades.
The D&C, for example, says,
Anne Sabo, a 20-year teacher at St. Pius, said teachers and schools need to rise to the technological level of the their students.
"Our kids are digital natives and very technologically savvy, and we need to engage them using the technology that they use outside of school," said Sabo, educational technology coordinator.
If technology levels in our Catholic schools are already at the "cutting edge" as the MCCS claims in its ad, why is the St. Pius X educational technology coordinator talking about the need to raise them?
And if this is the case at St. Pius X, is it the case at other Catholic schools as well?
The new MCCS superintendent has been quoted as saying that "it's important to restore confidence in Catholic schools and the Rochester Diocese."
Claiming to be what you are not does nothing to restore confidence.