This BOCES helps school districts plan and manage information and technology needed for instruction. Services include planning and analysis; training; installation, support and maintenance; and library automation. Provides computer-based services for instructional activities within the guidelines established in the NYS Long Range Technology Plan, the Learning Standards and the Commissioner’s Regulation 100.11 such as:
- Design, installation and project management services for implementing hardware, software systems;
- Project management services for acquisition and implementation of network systems and infrastructure;
- Internet access;
- Maintenance and support of local and wide area networks;
- Coordination with the Model Schools Program for technology planning and integration programs.*
Services are consistent with regional information standards including hardware, software and telecommunications protocols. All services are coordinated with the Suffolk Regional Information Center (RIC) located at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and are reflected in the region’s 793 plan.
Note: A district must participate in the Model Schools Program #536.010 to receive aid for #501 services.
Instructional Technology Base Service
Includes the costs of BOCES planning, management, technical support and leadership including phone consultation and initial site visits. This is a mandatory prerequisite to all Instructional Technology #501 and Model Schools #536 services.
Wide-Area Network Support
Provides technical support for WANs including maintenance, trouble-shooting and problem resolution.
Local-Area Network Support
Provides technical support for LANs including maintenance and trouble-shooting. Additional assignments are provided by district technology coordinators and may include workstation support.
Provides for the procurement/installation of hardware, network, and/or software in-district.
Network Data Storage
Provides a hosted (off-site) disaster recovery and backup solution for district’s instructional data.
Media Learning Resources
Provides software and licenses for local network and/or web-based resources.
Provides overall management for hardware, network and software projects including planning, procurement, oversight of installation, inventory and closure of projects.
Instructional Technology Projects, undefined
Use to budget for instructional technology hardware, network, and/or software acquisitions.
Supports districts to build and service cost effective communication networks. Includes designing, procuring, implementing and supporting the network as well as providing high speed, seamless connectivity to the districts’ local and wide area networks and finally to the BOCES-area network. The network is fully compatible with existing regional and statewide networks, insuring inter-connectivity for data, voice and video transmission.
Telecommunication Services Multi-Year Projects
For ongoing multi-year technology purchase agreements.