I once felt the way that you did , but until I realize how many people,
(Most of Vermont tech folks), do both jobs on a parttime basis and if
the state where to require a certificate we would lose the people who
are trying to do both jobs and just get the folks that run the systems.
I think it would cause a backwards step for most districts, except for
the districts that have a person already in this position.
Information Technology Director
Lamoille South Supervisory Union
P.O. Box 340
Morrisville, VT 05661
From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 7:22 AM
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Subject: Re: Info/Tech Certification
I've kept quiet until I could read the documents in question and digest
to some extent. Sorry to disagree with some of my colleagues out there,
I think the proposed endorsements are pretty much on target.
The mission of a tech coordinator is not to keep a WAN humming, it is to
support teaching and learning. The draft endorsements address that. I
suggest that if your job is to keep the WAN humming and forcing Win XP
behave itself, then you are not a Tech Coordinator; you are something
Whether your district then needs a Tech Coordinator in addition to you,
cannot answer, but someone needs to be taking care of the performance
objectives listed in the endorsements.
Barre Supervisory Union #61
Barre VT 05641
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