to:†††††††††††††††††††††† Creswell Board of Directors and Dr. Rick Stuber

from:††††††††††††††††† JOEL HIGDON, Technology Director

subject:†††††††††††† Activity report

date:††††††††††††††††† 10/7/2002


Great News!

The district was informed by the Oregon Department of Educationís Office of Student Services that a grant application submitted by this department was approved.The grant is part of the Technology Renovation portion of the School Repair and Renovation, IDEA and Technology subgrant program.The grant was awarded at $66,769.00.The grant request was written to address network connectivity between our school facilities and the upgrading of networking equipment.

The funding will be used to replace antiquated dry-copper connections currently providing connectivity between the buildings with a fiber/wireless backbone.The staff and students will see marked improvements on the connections to the district network resources and the Internet.

The funding will also be used to purchase new networking equipment such as servers, switches, and routers.

With the districtís increasing integration of technology into the classroom and school support service, this grant could not have been awarded at a better time.


        Pentamation update Ė The core Pentamation users of the district met in September to setup training dates and to discuss Pentamation issue.

        The communications/technology related planning for the district office move to the elementary school facility continues.


District-wide and ongoing:

        Technology maintenance and upkeep.

        Curriculum support.

        Staff training on Districtís technology.

        Pentamation support.