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ERIC Number: EJ914657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Budgeting and Funding School Technology: Essential Considerations
Ireh, Maduakolam
School Business Affairs, v76 n7 p18-20, 22 Sep 2010
School districts need adequate financial resources to purchase hardware and software, wire their buildings to network computers and other information and communication devices, and connect to the Internet to provide students, teachers, and other school personnel with adequate access to technology. Computers and other peripherals, particularly, require large expenditures every three to five years, a requirement not usually considered in education planning and budgeting. School leaders should be able to estimate the total cost of purchasing and maintaining an adequate technology network in classrooms and throughout the district, including costs related to support, professional development, hardware, software, replacement, connectivity, and retrofitting. Calculating and assessing this total cost of ownership (TCO) help organizations make intelligent purchasing decisions that factor in expenses required beyond the cost of the hardware. This article discusses some essential considerations in budgeting and funding school technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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