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Library Computers Upgrade Update: 5-12

Library Computers Grades 5-12 

Originally, one of the uses for repurposed computers was to provide late model computers for libraries. Due to the inconsistent quality of computers pulled from different campuses and the greater demand for student classroom computers reflected in the results of the 2009-2010 Technology Survey, we’ve expanded our upcoming computer replacement plans to include secondary libraries. Let’s call it “Phase 2.5.”

Requisitions have been completed to purchase computers for secondary libraries in Phases I-III using High School Initiative funds. High School Initiative funds can be used at the intermediate school level and up. The following model has been applied: 

Secondary Library Computer Model
School Type Quantity Total
High School 30 120
Middle School 24 120
Intermediate School 15 75
AEC 15 15
Total   330

The demand for student computers in classrooms that is reflected in the 2009-2010 MISD Technology Survey results suggests that classrooms are an optimal placement for repurposed computers.

The expectation is that repurposed comptuers will be used to replace 5-10 year old computers, which can be removed from the District permanently. Once the stock of exceptionally old computers is eliminated, the remaining repurposed computers may be added in classrooms or other settings.

Plans for repurposed computers need to be feasible given existing network and electrical infrastructure. 

Computer Replacement Cycle Phase 2.75 will focus on computer needs at the elementary libraries.  

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jan Calaway #

    This is wonderful news! What a difference it will make. Thanks so much!

    May 18, 2010
  2. Elaine Smith #

    My librarian is so excited about this news. We have been fighting these old computers for years and this is the best news ever.

    May 19, 2010
  3. Diann Sparks #

    We are excited at Legacy. Having 30 computers in the library means we will be able to provide service to every student in the class at once.

    June 24, 2010

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