Thursday, May 6, 2010

Technology report

This is coming back per the suggested additional capital expenditures from the City Council budget: what would we do with $500,000? what would we do with $1,000,000?

A few numbers that are of interest: the WPS has 6000 computers. That includes--I asked--all those computers sitting on desks of principals. And remember, we've got 24,000 kids.
54 networked sites--wifi at DAB, Tech, USPS (and another one that I forgot)--and we're replacing our old networks with fiber.

They're suggesting that we replace old monitors (we've been replacing the computers and saving the monitors we can; some are 15 years old now), up the replacement of computers. Plus projectors, cameras (document and video), amplification, and technology for special ed (touch screen, Braille keyboard, JAWS software)

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