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DATE: ††††June 19, 2017

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Approval of wireless company to provide off-campus internet access

RATIONALE

Kajeet is a wireless service company providing off-campus Internet access that is filtered, device manageable, and CIPA compliant.

 

If four buses were outfitted to serve as mobile hotspots, 250 gigabytes of shared data will cost $9256.49 in year one.In year two, the cost drops to $3068.03.

 

Additional pricing plans that have been considered are:

a.     400 GB Shared Data /4 buses / $10,843.40 Yr. 1, $4,654.94 Yr. 2

b.     800 GB Shared Data /4 buses / $15,075.16 Yr. 1, $8,886.70 Yr.2

 

The hot spots will be powered by 500 watt portable ac/dc power supplies.

 

I am recommending that this agenda item remain tabled until our July 10, 2017, meeting.Information that the Board requested is still being collected and analyzed.

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

Elementary/Secondary Technology Contracts

LEGAL REFERENCE

N/A

STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman

SUPERINTENDENTíS

RECOMMENDATION

Tabled until July 10, 2017