D. 7. Donation

 IV. D. 7. Donation of Obsolete Computer Hardware


The West Warwick School Committee recognizes that some student have limited access to computer technology, especially within their homes.  To that end, the goal of the program described below is to provide identified students with computer technology for the school department for home use.

Program

Definition of Terms

  • Obsolete means equipment or hardware that has been certified by the Information Technology Department as no longer meeting West Warwick Public Schools technology standards.
  • Computer hardware means any computer equipment (including, but not limited to computers (CPU), monitors, keyboards, mice, printers) purchased by or previously donated to the West Warwick Public Schools.

Procedures:

Identification of Students In Need

  • The building level principal will identify potential students in need of a computer for home use. 
  • Any requests made to the Superintendent’s Office or the Instructional or Informational Technology Departments will be referred back to the building level principal.  The building level principal will determine the validity of the request.
  • The building level principal will notify the district wide Technology Implementation Specialist of a valid petition and request that the student’s application be considered.
  • The district wide Technology Implementation Specialist will rank each request based on priority and need and compile a list of applicants.
  • The Technology Implementation Specialist will send a letter to the building level principal outlining the availability and expected date of delivery to the school of refurbished equipment.
  • The building level principal will facilitate the family’s pickup of the refurbished equipment once it is delivered to the school.
  • The building level principal will maintain a record of computer serial numbers and the families to which they were released.

  Identification of and Refurbishment of Obsolete Hardware:

  • The Network Administrator will identify computer hardware that may potentially be refurbished and eventually donated to students in need.
  • The Director of Property Services will provide storage space for identified recyclable hardware accessible to students involved in After School Programs.
  • The Technology Implementation Specialist will design and establish an After School Program for students at John F. Deering Middle School and West Warwick High School to refurbish obsolete hardware.
  • Students involved in the After School Program will be given the task of reformatting the hard drive(s) of any computer being refurbished effectively removing all data and software from the computer.
  • The students will repair computers to a usable condition, as parts and expertise permit.
  • The students will install available operating systems and application software, as licensing permits.
  • The supervising adult will maintain an inventory of computer serial numbers and schools to which they were released.

 Responsibility

Building level principals, the Network Administrator, the Technology Implementation Specialist and the Director of Property Services shall be responsible for administering this program.

Report to the Superintendent of Schools

  • The Technology Implementation Specialist will provide the Superintendent of Schools an annual report which indicates the number of students participating in the program and the overall effectiveness of the program.

Date Adopted:                          1/10/06

 Initials of Chairperson:              ______

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