Fred and all -
This IS an interesting conversation (and is automatically archived at
As part of a technical support grant that is about to be awarded, we are
including a "re-awakening" of the data collection that Vermont had done
through QED in the past. But now we'll do our own. Obviously we'll plan to
complete the data collection online. I'm interested in the information
you've been providing and in particular some of the suggestions for
additional data. I found Vince Rossano's list REALLY helpful and we'll
definitely use his thoughts in our surveying. While we do not yet have a
schedule for gathering that data, I know the wheels will begin moving on it
One of the major issues we always have is getting participation is these
data collections, so I'm interested in your thoughts out there as to how we
can influence broad participation in a statewide online survey.
Educational Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-0064 (V)
(802) 828-3140 (F)
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Subject: Re: Computer to Tech. Ratio
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>I like this list, keeping in mind as Paul pointed out elsewhere in his
>that these categories are not pure. Library-media specialists doubling as
>techies, network administrators doing tech support, etc. Even the FTE
>can be misleading. In Barre it can mean a 187-day teacher contract or a
>230-day administrator contract. Big difference. So maybe we need to be
>specific on days rather than using the FTE.
If everyone is serious about gathering this information (and it appears
that way from the number of responses), then I would also suggest
collecting data on another bit of information that would be helpful to
budget planners and the IT Dept staff.
What is the salary range that each position is receiving. For this to be
usable for comparative purposes, the above info that Tommy suggests
(contract length) would need to be included. I believe that this is
usually public information in most school districts. This information
could be helpful in many ways: budgetary planning, ascertaining whether
existing salaries are in line with other school districts of comparable
support ratios, etc.
Bill, is this project something that you and your staff could undertake?
There seems to be quite a bit of interest out amongst the troops!
Fred Wadlington, Systems Administrator
Milton Town School District
(802) 893-3215 x114