Beach Street Middle School is in need of a school network. We will receive
the funding to begin this project. We will look at our present situation
and set our goals for our future. This plan will be spread out over
The first thing that we must do is find out what we
have to begin with. Currently, we have no network wiring in the
classrooms. Each classroom has at least one computer in each classroom,
and only half of these have printers. Networking is available with access
to the internet in the library and administrative offices. We also have
three existing computer labs. These computer labs are not networked
outside of the room, and one of the labs has 10 Macs that are networked with
Our objectives for the future are:
will be a 20 position networked lab available for remediation to prepare
students for LEAP and GRE.
will be a 20 position networked lab in the business lab.
will be a 20 position networked lab available to teachers for whole class
order to achieve these goals we must begin by wiring the school. Below you
will see the school floor plan with the wiring plans diagramed. Each
classroom/room will have at least one drop . Each wing will have a
mid-level router as well as a building router for the entire campus. There
will be three wiring closets to service the school. One will service the
second floor and one will service the first floor and one for the annex.
The infrastructure budget includes all the necessary
materials to put this into play. We were allotted $44,000 the first year
and $42,000 for the subsequent years. After the first year we will use
part of this funding to hire an additional teacher to teach the computer
classes. This will allow us the ability to have a full time technology
coordinator. We will also be purchasing a server that will enable the
teachers to use student management software. The student management
software of choice is a grade book software.
The new computer lab gets a one time budget of
$44,000. This money can only be used to purchase materials for student
use. This lab will be furnished with 22 computers with networked printers.
This lab will also have 4 digital cameras, and an LCD projector.
It is our desire to bring our school up-to-date in the
world of school technology. By utilizing the budget that we have been
given we feel that we are well on our way to achieving this goal. However,
this will continue to be an ongoing process.