Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/14/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval to Purchase Desktops for High School Classrooms
Vision 2022:
Financial & Facilities Management
Monitor and update the annual Master Technology Plan.
Policy:
Background: The decision to bring back students to a hybrid model means teachers will be teaching students in front of them in the classroom as well as connecting with cohorts of students at home. The additional resources are needed to make this transition work for all.
File Attachment:
Desktop Quote Sept 2020.PDF
Summary: The live streaming model of teaching requires additional CPU resources and CPU processing power to manage effectively. The new desktops will allow teachers to split the workload on their teacher supplied laptops and have an additional setup in the classroom with a second camera, microphone and monitor.

When we return to full in person and the setup is no longer needed the desktops will replace the instructional computer labs in the high schools. This past year we replaced office staff desktops, but planned lab upgrades for a later time.

The total cost of the desktop setup is $147,500, which will be covered with funds available from the CARES Act.
Funding: The total cost of the desktop purchase $147,500 will be covered with funds from the Cares Act.
Board Policy 4.60 Purchases and Contracts
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board approve the purchase of desktops to support remote instruction as presented.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Rodney Mack - Exec. Director of Technology
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Chris Crabtree Moved, Member Ginna Ericksen seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board approve the purchase of desktops to support remote instruction as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0
   
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Jim Mathieson     Yes
Chris Crabtree     Yes
Ginna Ericksen     Yes
Susan Booton     Yes
Dave Long     Yes