Decatur ISD Technology Initiative

Beginning in the Fall of 2007, Decatur ISD began the process of identifying critical needs throughout the district. Technology was identified as one of these needs and was incorporated into a Bond package that was presented to the voters on May 10, 2008. The total Bond package was $27.9 million with $5.4 million designated for Technology improvements throughout Decatur ISD.

Main

Facilities and Capital Improvement Committee Meetings Begin

10/1/2007 - 12/1/2007

Technology Presentation to Facilities Committee

10/29/2007

Bond Election Called by School Board

2/21/2008

Election Day - Voters Approve Bond

5/10/2008

Regular Board Meeting - 21st Century Learning

6/19/2008

21st Century Instruction and Learning Presentation by Pam Holland, Director of Instructional Services and Maria Henderson, Apple, Inc

Special Board Meeting - Workshop (1 to 1 Initiative)

6/26/2008

Special Board Meeting – 21st Century Learning and Instruction Presentation and Workshop by Apple, Inc. and Troy Bagwell, Director of Technology. Concept of One to One Laptop Program introduced.

Regular Board Meeting - Board Approves Proposal to Increase Access to Technology

7/17/2008 - 12/1/2010

Board approves Proposal to Increase Access to Technology and 21st Century Instruction at All Levels in Four Phases

Board Approves Phase One Purchase $682,679.03

8/21/2008

Board Approves Purchase of Technology for Phase One of Technology Initiative. Phase One includes laptops for teachers in PK-6 grades and student laptops in carts for grades 3-6.

Board Approves Cisco Wireless and Projectors - $230,394

11/20/2008

Board Approves Purchase of Cisco Wireless System and Ceiling Mounted Projectors - $230,394

Board Approves 2 year Tech Plan - includes One to One laptop program

12/11/2008

Regular Board Meeting – Board Approves 2 year Technology Plan which includes a One to One laptop program for Decatur High School students beginning Fall, 2010.

Board Approves Projector Install - $234,126.69

1/15/2009

Regular Board Meeting – Board Approves Projector Installation for all campuses

Board Approves Purchase for Phase Two - $435,004.10

3/12/2009

Regular Board Meeting – Board Approves Purchase of Technology for Phase Two of Technology Initiative. Phase Two includes purchase of laptops for teachers in Grades 7-12 and student laptops in carts for grades 7-8. Board also approved purchase of AlphaSmart NEO2 Portable Computing Devices for students in grades K-2.

Board Approves Video Class Tech and Telephones - $76,407.7

6/25/2009

Regular Board Meeting – Board Approves Purchase of Apple iMac Computers for Video Production class at Decatur High School and Telephones for classrooms at Rann Elementary and Decatur High School.

Board Scheduled to Vote Purchase for 1 to 1. Total: $1,143,547.82

4/15/2010

The Board is scheduled to vote on the purchase to Apple, Inc. for Laptops and services in the amount of $918,158.08. Additional items on the agenda include computers for the new Young Elementary and for elementary Gifted and Talented Program in the amount of $225,389.74. Total amount to be purchased: $1,143,547.82