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Technology Committee Meeting. September 14, 2011. Agenda Outline. Five Year Plan District Technology Agreement Use Forms StarChart. eRate - Current Status. All our telecommunications services are 80% discounted. Applied for internal connection services – Called Priority 2 Services.

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Technology committee meeting

Technology Committee Meeting

September 14, 2011

Agenda outline
Agenda Outline

  • Five Year Plan

  • District Technology Agreement Use Forms

  • StarChart

Erate current status
eRate - Current Status

  • All our telecommunications services are 80% discounted.

  • Applied for internal connectionservices – Called Priority 2 Services.

  • Year 2010-2011 applied for districts infrastructure. USAC decided not to fund 80% schools

  • Year 2011-2012, applied again for internal connections. Requested technology was the PoleVault system by Extron. Look to be notified in the Spring. Both pending.

Erate cont
eRate cont…

  • With the long awaiting decision now released, it has now been made public that USAC will fund 80% schools.

What are we waiting for?

  • Must receive a Commitment Letter before starting projects. The project will outfit all classrooms with 7 data drops (1 Ceiling, 2 teachers desk, and 4 student). In addition all wiring closets will be revamped with new network equipment.

Erate cont1
eRate cont…

  • MISD Will apply for telecom services as long as the eRate program exist.

Current technology conditions
Current Technology Conditions

  • 98% of all teachers have laptops.

  • 100% all have projectors, some over 3 years old.

  • Network printers that are between 6 to 10 years old.

  • 98% of instructional classrooms have interactive boards.

  • Few document cameras.

  • No student computers in classrooms (exception, all Special Ed will have one functional PC).

District Wide

Future technology needs
Future Technology Needs

  • Educational Programs/Software?

  • Educational Tools?

  • Assessment Tools?

  • Distance Learning?

  • Staff Development?

  • Classroom instruction – Meeting state requirements?

Technology policy agreement forms
Technology Policy/Agreement Forms

Yearly review and modify existing user forms to accommodate technology trends. In order for MISD to be in compliance and to assure accountability it’s imperative that we are prudent in maintaining current with the districts technology user forms.

  • Laptop Agreement

  • Cell Phone Agreement

  • Web Publishing form

  • Donation Form

Star chart
STaR Chart

  • At the beginning of each school year, it’s required that a technology plan and the StarChart be submitted prior to applying for eRate .

Principals will need to:

  • Step One: Manage Teacher List

  • Broadcast email

  • Submit Campus Star Chart

Campuses will have two weeks to complete.

Star chart cont
STaR Chart cont…

Once all campus charts are completed, I’ll then complete the district Star Chart, Done!


Elementary- Melissa Heltenberg

Middle School – Andrew Miller

High School – JesSatterwhite