Technology Director Report
To: Michael Green
From: Steve Rippl
Date: November 20, 2017
RE: Tech Dept. Executive Summary
It seems as though our schools have hit their strides tech wise. One indicator we watch is the amount of bandwidth we’re pulling in from the Internet at any one time. Averages go up steadily every year as more use is made of online resources, and
I mentioned last month that some of our Chromebook orders were being delayed due to the popularity of the current Asus educational model. We’re still waiting on a few, but the high school social studies team got lucky and their order
We’re also beginning another round of staff computer upgrades, this time in the middle school. We don’t upgrade a whole school at once, but rather about a third at a time spread out over 18 months or so. this makes it easier for us to manage. The middle school will also shortly be getting a new Chromebox lab. James is looking for an additional testing location, so he’s buying the Chromeboxes and Tech is able to supply monitors and keyboards out of the stock we have. We’ve also been progressing with some of the background server upgrades that we didn’t have time to get to over the summer. We’re in the middle of upgrading our virtual server cluster, then we’ll be able to update the client machines themselves.