• Equipment Life Cycles LISD

     

    District goal #4 - LISD will embrace and sustain modern technology tools and digital resources as a fully integrated system to equip, prepare, and empower future-ready learners.

    In order to sustain modern technology tools, it is necessary to formulate and communicate a standard life cycle* for equipment.

    Purchasing is centralized to take the burden off campus-level administrators and ensure our teachers and students have fully functioning technology tools. Responsibilities for funding district instructional standards will utilize District Technology budgets. Administrative and elective technology will be funded through school budgets.

    Equipment

    Life cycle

    Cost per year

    Instructional focus

    Chrome devices

    3 years

    $80***

    Student - Teacher

    iPad

    4 years

    $95***

    Student - Teacher

    Desktop

    5 years

    $130***

    Teacher display

    Large touch Display

    15 years

    $260***

    Core Classroom

    Laptop computer

    3 years

    $360***

    Elective mobile

    Monitors

    8 years

    $25***

    Student - Admin

    At the end of a life cycle, devices are replaced with devices that meets current industry and district standards. Replaced devices will be removed from service.**

    * Methodology for determining life cycle:

    • Industry standards for devices in question
    • Operating systems and change cycles
    • Environment (wear and tear)
    • Ruggedness of device
    • Cost analysis of replacing the device Battery life of mobile devices
    • Manufacturers Q&A (Apple expects customers to use iPads 3 years)

    **The rationale for removing devices include:

    • Pose a security risk to individuals or the district
    • Cannot be updated to current versions of operating systems
    • Cannot be serviced in a reasonable time or at a reasonable cost
    • Are unreliable causing delays in instructional delivery or use
    • Are being replaced by up-to-date devices