Thanks for the post: although we are all "unique" and in a broad variety of
communities and circumstances, it's always fun to compare:
>How many students do you serve?
~650 students K-8
> What's your computer to student ratio, or do you even care about such
Who cares what you have, what do you DO with it? 320 machines would look
like a 2:1 ratio, but this number includes labs and staff-only machines
(admin, SPED, etc.). 3:1 would be closer?
> Actually two questions: How many IT Support Staff do you have?
> Computer Nerds (Hands on fix it, including servers)
= 1 full-time "techie"
> Classroom support (professional development, Media Specialists etc) = 1
=1 All-in-one Tech Coordinator
A grey area, when a "Tech Coordinator" does net admin, maint, repairs,
direct instruction, classroom support & collaboration, staff training etc.
> Are these two different roles in your building/district?
For our two buildings, yes. We have no SU level tech positions.
> If you have a planned computer life cycle, how long is it (3 years, 5
> years, go until they explode, etc)?
Six years, with major purchasing done every three years. As per another
thread: 3-year warranties take us halfway through the lifecycle, and after
that the machines are moved to "second string" (less critical) deployment.
Washington West Supervisory Union