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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 216 classified b6-10 comics b2 lotteries a2 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1, 3-4 weather Chance of rain High 59 Low 54 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Katelyn Miller Saag paneer is a delicious dish Limestone comedy festival local Page a3lifestyle Page a7 to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com monday april 6, 2015 Hoover hearing Aid Center we strive to bring you the Best and latest hearing services available. Did you hear we have moved to a new location most insurances accepted. Provider for Law insurance. Like us on Facebook 3415 s. Lafountain St. Suite n Kokomo in 46902 765 452-8412 damaged technology Howard county schools have put millions of dollars Worth of equip ment into the hands of their Stu dents and so far they re handling it Well. Every school corporation in Howard county has 1 1 technology or is on its Way there mean ing students Are assigned their own ipad Laptop or other computing device to use in class and at Home. Gone Are the Days of worry ing about that proverbial dog eat ing a students Homework but theress a new set of concerns that comes with stuffing pads in Back packs or lockers perhaps accidentally knocking one off a desk or having it end up on the floor of the school bus. Repairs Are required throughout the school year but technology directors say that happens relatively infrequently. In the 2013-14 school year Northwestern school corp. Had to repair 106 of its 1,750 pads for k-12 students which equates to a 6.1 percent damage rate. Western school corp. Had a 3.6 percent damage rate among its 2,600 pads and Taylor Community school corp. Averages 25 damaged pads a year of its 950 devices or a 2.6 percent damage rate. Eastern Howard school corp. Technology director Dennis Bagley was not available for an interview. You re always going to have concerns because there Are folks who want traditional textbooks said Scott Simmons director of curriculum technology and testing at Northwestern which is in its second year with 1 1 technology. The pads Are being integrated quite a bit More this year so i think the value is there. Its another tool. Its a very powerful tool in the classroom. Each corporation has its own policy for How the Cost of repairing the pads is divided Between families and the school District. Other than Kokomo school county school districts All turn to computer express in India Napolis for their device repairs. Kokomo school corp. Is working toward a 1 1 technology initiative corporation wide by 2017, and the Cost of repairing its devices is Cov ered under warranty and accidental drop Protection that the District purchases annually. Accidental damage is covered under the War Ranty and parents Are sent a Bill for the Cost of repairing any intentional damage. We have a policy in place that any time an ipad is damaged the first time is a Flat rate of $50, Sim Mons said noting that families Are expected to pay the full amount for by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune when students gear Breaks parents often share repair costs photos by Kelly Lafferty Gerber Kokomo Tribune cracked Patrick Bernotas technology director at Taylor schools shows a damaged ipad. He says protective gear has drastically reduced the number of cracked screens. Ouch Patrick Bernotas technology director at Taylor schools shows an example of the different types of cracked pads. Local robotics team advances to world championships the Western High school robotics team Panther tech qualified for the first world championship at the Indiana first state robotics tournament at Warren Central High school in Indianapolis Over the weekend. The top 32 teams from around in Diana met to play Recycle Rush Fri Day and saturday All looking to secure a berth to the world Champion ship to be held april 22 through april 25 in St. Louis according to a press release. After 68 qualifying matches the top eight teams each selected two Alliance partners to compete to Gether in the playoff rounds. At the end of t h e d o u ble elimination finals the first seed Alliance of c y b e r b l u e from Perry me r i d i a n h i go school Kil a b y t e s f r o m Lawrence North High school and Panther tech was the winning Alliance. Being behind the Drivers station during the finals match was Awe some said Western High school Junior Taylor Frey. That was the first time anyone on the team experienced a finals match and that added to the Overall excitement. From staff reports ? four area schools attempt to qualify in indy Competition Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune oops Western High schools Panther tech robotics knocks Over a stack of totes crucial in scoring in this years game at Indiana first District championship on april 4. Despite this Fumble in the quarterfinals they still Advance to the world championship in St. Louis later this month. Far left is Stephen Schneider and Brock Bordon reacting to the mess up. See cracked / / Page a2 see robots / / Page a6 gallery visit our website for a gallery with More photos from this Story. Kokomo Plant a Model for safety Auburn Hills Mich. Indiana transmission Plant i Impi employees have achieved something few in the manufacturing Industry can claim 10 million hours or a Span of More than three years without a lost time injury. To achieve this Milestone the nearly 2,700 employees including about 1,100 new hires at the Fca us facility in Kokomo have made safety a priority. With a commitment driven by Plant management and the Law employees proactively addressed potential hazards improved the working conditions and focused on training to eliminate work re lated injuries or illnesses that cause time from work beyond the Day or shift when the incident occurred. This is something thatus never been done before said Brian har Low vice president manufacturing for Fca North America during a special employee town Hall in March. The most important asset of any company is the people who per form the work. This record is a re sult of the commitment of the Impi team to doing the right thing to help control and eliminate safety hazards from staff reports ? itp1 goes 3 years without a lost time injury emergency responders practice icy water rescues Peru Law enforcement officers from across the state took on a rag ing icy cold missis sinew River wednesday As part of intense training to prepare officers for dangerous water rescues. The training was put on by the in Diana River Rescue school which gave officers a Chance to practice us ing watercraft and life saving equip ment in treacherous fast moving water. Officers were exposed to some in tense conditions in the Swift moving White water below the missis sinew dam where the . Army corps of engineers assisted by adjusting the outflow from missis sinew Reservoir to simulate Swift water conditions. Jonathon Boyd a conservation offi cer who participated in the event said the training a snot a matter to be taken lightly. He said an officer actually died in 1998 while going by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune see Plant / / Page a2 see Rescue / / Page a6 Duke Wisconsin set for to nights Mcaa final Kokomo Tribune sports Page b1 ? missis sinew Reservoir helps to simulate High risk Swift water situations

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