[K12OSN] public school technology budgets
Steven at SimplyCircus.com
Wed Apr 29 19:00:56 UTC 2009
Since I am looking at opening a charter school...
State says that the complete tech budget should be between $135 and $250 per year per pupil, plus a start-up of about 1.5 years use.
Out of this should come:
- Tech Support
- Hardware replacement (5 year cycle)
- Software licensing
- Database licensing
- Internet access
- Web Hosting
In our budget we are putting in $207 per pupil for the 50 students and 8 staff we want to start with, or $12k per year, and $22k initial investment.
Here is our breakdown:
2 LTSP Servers $8,000
1 MS2k7 Server+lic $4,000
2 24 Port Gb switches $1,000
1 Wiring of building $1,000 (parents doing labor)
35 terminals $7,245
- Tech Support $0 (parent is doing it)
- Hardware replacement $2,000 (5 year cycle)
- Software licensing $1,000
- Database licensing $2,000
- Internet access $1,200
- Web Hosting $ 800
That still leaves us with 6K/year to work with.
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven at SimplyCircus.com
Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
Newton, MA 02462
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> Subject: [K12OSN] public school technology budgets
> Does anyone on the list have any idea what a typical yearly technology
> budget is at a public K-6 or K-8?
> I know this will vary wildy depending on districts, but I'm just
> for a ballpark.
> Over severaly years, I've volunteered at a private school building a
> large network of about 70 thin clients for 200 or so students on very
> little available for technology (about 10K per year) using ltsp and
> other various other open source software. Lately I haven't had much
> time to spend on fixing some things and of course a few MS fanboy
> parents have siezed the opportunity to say how much better off we'd be
> using windows.
> Any idea what kind of cash it takes to run a network that size on
> windows? Not just inital hardware and software purchases, but ongooing
> I'm not trying to make a case for either side, I just want everyone to
> be aware of what it will cost them to buy machines and have someone to
> maintain them while kids are using them?
> I have no interest in volunteering hours in cleaning up spyware and
> viruses from a bunch of windows computers with hard drives, so they'll
> need to pay someone to do it.
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