The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

Tech teachers: Imani McNeil, left, and Aiden Provost, students of Tracy Martone at Westmere Elementary School, eagerly join their classmates in showing administrators and school board members, like Judy Slack, at right, how Aurasma, a free app, works — using the camera in a tablet to recognize real images over which videos can be added. (The pointing finger belongs to school board member Gloria Towle-Hilt.) The enthusiasm of the 8- and 9-year-olds’ presentation, at the opening of Tuesday’s board meeting, contrasted sharply with the solemn tone of the rest of the session as board members were unable to meet the public’s requests for restorations to next year’s budget.