Information Technology at the 
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   Francis W. Parker Charter 
   Francis W Parker Charter
   ...
Francis Parker Charter School
                 & Regional Teachers Center

• 1995‐6: First year, 110 students, 23 faculty/...
Year 2000: move to 49 Antietam Street
   Year 2000: move to 49 Antietam Street
• “If you build it they will come,” and ris...
Workstation infrastructure
     Workstation infrastructure
• Standard Parker desktop on all computers.
• Populations of st...
Parker’s Standard Desktop
2008: Building addition
• Building committee formed 2006
   – RFQ posted Spring 2007
   – tech spec change requests during...
Requirements for deployment of 
      technology to new addition
• Minimal disturbance to school operations
  Mi i l di t ...
Technology targets
           Technology targets
• Migrate video: analog TV to digital network
  Migrate video: analog TV ...
Harry Jacobson: other tasks
• Chair: 
  – Faculty committee for standard desktop
          y                              ...
Thank you for your interest.

     harry.jacobson@gmail.com
           cell  978 697 6738
           cell 978‐697‐6738
   ...
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Info Technology @ Francis Parker Charter School

  1. 1. Information Technology at the  f h l h Francis W. Parker Charter  Francis W Parker Charter Essential School 1997 ‐ 2009  By Harry Jacobson, Technology Coordinator from 1997 to 2009  Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School Francis W Parker Charter Essential School Devens, Massachusetts
  2. 2. Francis Parker Charter School & Regional Teachers Center • 1995‐6: First year, 110 students, 23 faculty/staff. 1995 6: First year, 110 students, 23 faculty/staff. • 2000: First graduating class, 350 students, 65  faculty/staff y/ • 2000: Parker moves to 49 Antietam Street. • 2005: Teacher Center moves to 27 Antietam Street. 2005: Teacher Center moves to 27 Antietam Street. • 2007: 377 students, 75 faculty/staff • March 2008: New building addition operational March 2008: New building addition operational,  Teacher Center returns to 49 Antietam Street.
  3. 3. Year 2000: move to 49 Antietam Street Year 2000: move to 49 Antietam Street • “If you build it they will come,” and rising awareness • Devens Development expands telecom feed from 6 Devens Development expands telecom feed from 6  phone lines in disrepair to 100 pair ‐ T1 line. • Comcast installs digital cable TV line • Voice and data share new cabling infrastructure. • 4 quadrant LAN, collapsed backbone over fiber. • Core & edge switches Cisco vs Hewlett Packard Core & edge switches: Cisco vs. Hewlett‐Packard. • NetGear unmanaged hubs/switches where needed. • Server tasks go from one to three servers Server tasks go from one to three servers. • Deployment workstation. • First NT workstations. • Roaming teachers means 90%+ classroom utilization
  4. 4. Workstation infrastructure Workstation infrastructure • Standard Parker desktop on all computers. • Populations of standard hardware l f d dh d – Common problems, common solutions – Faster turnaround • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition • Ghost imaging – Fast deployment and updates Fast deployment and updates – Diagnostic tool: Configuration or hardware  problem?
  5. 5. Parker’s Standard Desktop
  6. 6. 2008: Building addition • Building committee formed 2006 – RFQ posted Spring 2007 – tech spec change requests during construction. • Design paradigm: Addition of “limb” to existing data  network • Phone and data continue sharing cable infrastructure • State‐of‐art collapsed backbone switch • Network Access Control device • Expand existing Mitel SX‐200 PBX – Copper (vs. VoIP): less expensive, simpler, robust. • New PA and clocks
  7. 7. Requirements for deployment of  technology to new addition • Minimal disturbance to school operations Mi i l di t b t h l ti • Rapid deployment • Working phones & PA, inspection, occupancy • Computer clusters re organized Sept. 2007 Computer clusters re‐organized Sept. 2007 • Phase I – deploy additions to network  infrastructure • Phase II – deploy new computers
  8. 8. Technology targets Technology targets • Migrate video: analog TV to digital network Migrate video: analog TV to digital network • Extend useful life of old technology • Deploy Symantec products l S d – Endpoint Protection – Network Access Control • Deploy Network Access Control device
  9. 9. Harry Jacobson: other tasks • Chair:  – Faculty committee for standard desktop y p – Internet safety committee, presentations – CIPA committee, made presentations CIPA committee, made presentations • Teach and oversee:  – class in computer operations and maintenance class in computer operations and maintenance – Student Helpdesk • A h / di Author/editor:  – Technology Plan, updates, e‐rate • Member of Building committee
  10. 10. Thank you for your interest. harry.jacobson@gmail.com cell  978 697 6738 cell 978‐697‐6738 home  978‐456‐9070

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