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We chose uniform - by the door - placement since subs, paras, etc. may need
to find the phone and the cost to move phones to teacher-desired locations.
(Haven't gone to VOIP here. Not convinced we need/want to.)

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I asked this same question a while back during our plan to migrate to VoIP
> (it hasn't happened yet).  Some factors that played a role in our decision.
>
>
> 1) our current phones, in most cases are placed at the door (old cat 3
> cable / RJ11 connectors), moving to VoIP would require running new CAT5e or
> CAT6 cabling.
>
> 2) our classrooms have plenty of existing CAT5e cable all around the rooms
> for flexible placement.
>
> 3) for safety reasons during a lockdown, you DO NOT want to be at the
> door, making an emergency call.
>
> I'll be placing our new phones on desks, mounted on walls or near the
> teacher's primary work space or where the teacher finds it most convenient
> for them.
>
>
> Ben Leslie
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> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Melissa Hayden-Raley <
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>> For a long time we gave the teachers choice.. what ended up happening was
>> every time we cycled a teacher out of a room, there was a new choice.
>> Every 2-3 years we were swapping jacks or running new lines (older
>> buildings = less flexible infrastructure).  This happened with phones,
>> projectors, SmartBoards.....
>>
>> When we put a new phone system in a couple of years ago we put them by
>> the door, no questions asked.  If the room changed purpose (became an
>> office suite, for example) then we allowed that to change.  It saved a lot
>> of work.
>>
>> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Good afternoon.
>>>
>>> Four of our schools are performing a migration to VOIP telephone
>>> systems.  One item that is being discussed is telephone placement within
>>> classrooms.
>>>
>>> What works?  What doesn't?  Do others use systematic placement in the
>>> classroom (Elementary level)?  If so, why?  Leave it up to the Teacher?  By
>>> the door?
>>>
>>> Thanks for your input.
>>>
>>> Keith
>>>
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