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Is Ripon High second fiddle to K-8 schools?
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RIPON – What’s the state of technology at Ripon Unified?

Trustees will hear a report on the matter at Monday’s monthly meeting at Ripon City Hall’s Council Chambers during the 7 p.m. open session.

The board was recently lambasted by the teachers union and other special interest groups for not placing technology on the school bond proposal.

Ripon High is overshadowed by the elementary sites when it comes to the latest in technology.

RHS teachers are having to make do, particularly since their laptops or desktops reportedly range in age from five through 12 years old.

At Park View, each classroom, on the average, has two to three student computers while the PFC there recently purchased five Mac Book Pro computers for teachers, replacing their older Dells.

In addition, the computer lab at Park View features the most recent operating system software.

The Colony Oak PFC also purchased Mac Books / iMacs for all the teachers at the site while Ripona teachers received new Mac Books last year.

At Ripon Elementary, 12 new laptops were purchased for teachers to replace the laptops dating back to 2006 and 2007.

Other agenda items include:

• Stephanie Hobbs, president of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation, will give an update on the Stouffer Field revitalization efforts.

• The board possibly approving the 10-year extension of the joint-use agreement with the City of Ripon on the Ripon Community Aquatic Center.

More information can be obtained by calling RUSD at 209-599-2131 or logging on to