Updates from February 2016

Our Network Administrator and Technology Services team have completed a Windows 10 deployment to all computer labs and laptop carts. This is a major accomplishment! All staff and classroom computers will be updated during March.

Update on VDOE’s School Security Equipment Program: The maintenance department has completed the network cabling at CHS, CMS, and BES. Security cameras and video recording equipment have been ordered and are arriving, however some are on back-order. A contractor has been busy at CHS and CMS throughout February preparing the data/wiring closets for the security cameras.

Update on additional E-Rate funds for 2015-2016: The new network equipment is being staged and tagged in a contractor’s lab in Virginia Beach. It will be delivered to our locations on March 3rd. Installations will occur after-hours and on weekends throughout 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. A draft application is complete and should be submitted by mid-March.