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We found VOIP the most efficient way to provide voicemessage-to-email, and
be 911 compliant.


Steve Jarrett
District Technology Supervisor
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
211 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT 05477
802-858-1729
www.cesuvt.org

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:40 PM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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
>> Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
>> P: 802-375-2589 ext. 144 <(802)%20375-2589>
>> P: 802-375-6409 <(802)%20375-6409>
>>
>> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Melissa Hayden-Raley <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> 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:
>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Keith Puffer
>>>> Technology Coordinator
>>>> Washington West Supervisory Union
>>>> 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
>>>> Waitsfield, VT 05673
>>>> 802-496-5486 <(802)%20496-5486>
>>>> Fax: 802-496-6515 <(802)%20496-6515>
>>>> GoogleVoice: 802-870-0630 <(802)%20870-0630>
>>>> https://wwsuvalley.on.spiceworks.com/portal
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