Updates from January 2016

During the first half of the 15-16 school year, Technology Services support staff have received and resolved 5,104 requests.

During the first half of the 15-16 school year, the division website (www.ccps.us, not schools or blogs) received 179,000 page views. A minor website redesign is being planned for this summer.

Our Network Administrator has completed preparations for a rapid Windows 10 deployment. All computer lab and laptop carts will be updated before March. All staff and classroom computers will be updated before April.

Update on VDOE’s School Security Equipment Program: $65,000 order has been placed with Honeywell for electronic access control at CHS. The remaining $60,000 will be spent replacing existing (and occasionally adding additional) security cameras at BES/CHS/CMS. At this time, the maintenance department has assisted with the network cabling at CHS and the second floor at CMS. Security cameras and video recording equipment have been ordered and are arriving.

Update on additional E-Rate funds for 2015-2016: Equipment and installation orders have been placed. Installations at CHS, CMS, MES, and LCES will be done during evenings and weekends in February, March, and April.

The window for filing E-rate applications for Funding Year (FY) 2016 will open February 3 at noon and close April 29 at 11:59:59 EDT – a window of 87 days, which is approximately two weeks longer than our usual window.