MEMORANDUM From the department of technology

~ Creswell public schools ~



to:                 Creswell Board of Directors and Dr. Rick Stuber

from:           JOEL HIGDON, Technology Director

subject:     Activity report

date:            1/12/2004



·         We’ve moved.

o        The weather delayed the crossover of communication equipment and wires form the old building to our new facility. 

o        Most of the communication equipment and wires were in place by Wednesday late morning.  At that time the only school left without data communications was the Middle School (MS).  I was finely able to get the data line back in working order around        9:30 pm. on Thursday

o        The fiber connection between the new District Office (DO) and High School (HS) worked as planned.  This will bring better stability and connectivity to the HS for data/network services.

o        Also having better stability and connectivity is the Elementary School (ES).  With the DO housed within the ES facility, data/network services are improved. 

o        As of Friday, Bryan and I have been finishing up incidental issues with the move.

·         With the new board and conference room completion, VTEL (Video/Telephone Conferencing) will now be up and operational.  This is exciting news for the district.  It should open up several opportunities.

·         Currently this department is working with Dr. Adler on the Title IID - Enhancing Education through Technology Competitive Grant.


District-wide and ongoing:

§         District Technology Budget

§         Technology maintenance and upkeep.

§         Curriculum support. 

§         Staff training on district’s technology