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District Technology Specifications

  • Code: DKA.AR
    Topic: District Technology Specifications
    Issue Date: 19/01/2006
    Effective Date: 15/12/2005
    Review Year: 2010

Regulation

  1. DEFINITION
    District Technology specifications define the hardware and software products, procedures, processes and controls necessary for district schools and central services departments to follow to ensure that legal requirements and district needs are met.

  2. REQUIREMENTS
    All district schools and central services departments shall follow the specifications listed below when acquiring, developing, maintaining, using, upgrading and disposing of hardware, software, data communications and related technologies:
    1. Security of District Technology
      2A - Computer Equipment Re-Use and Disposal
      2B - Connecting to District Networks (LAN and WAN)
      2C - Access to District Systems by External Organizations

    2. Infrastructure
      3A - Computer Workstations for Staff
      3B - District Wide Area Network (WAN)
      3C - Computer Workstations for Students
      3D - School Server Configuration
      3E - School File Server Hardware
      3F - Interactive Whiteboards (Smart Boards)

    3. Applications
      4A - Microsoft Office Suite
      4B - Library Automation
      4C - Student Information System
      4D - District Applications Programmer Support
      4E - Application Systems Documentation and Testing

    4. Effective/Efficient/Appropriate use of Technology
      5A - Technology Use Guideline
  3. RATIONALE
    District-wide practices shall be established where required to protect the access, availability, integrity and confidentiality of district information systems. It is more efficient and cost-effective when common technologies, applications and processes are used across the District.
  4. PROCESS
    • District Technology, in consultation with stakeholders, shall develop specifications as required.
    • Specifications shall be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.
    • District Technology shall maintain and communicate changes to approved specifications.
    • The District shall only support technology processes, hardware, software, and related technologies that meet the specifications.
    • District Technology specifications shall be communicated using the district technology website and other district communication vehicles.

References

CW.AR Purchasing and Disposal
DK.AR District Technology Standards
DK.BP District Technology
DKB.AR Appropriate Use of District Technology
District Technology Specifications and Guidelines