More and less than you wanted to know, far later than you wanted to know it, about the hybrid CCTP/iPad compromise
posted at Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm, three days after the meeting, vote and passage of the amended revised resolution.
Resolved further, That the Superintendent be authorized to submit the Common Core Technology Plan, as outlined in Board Report 71-13/14 and revised to include the provisions of this Resolution, to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee; and, be it finally….
- that is potentially interesting+expensive – because the Common Core Technology
Plan, as outlined in Board Report 71-13/14 (also known as Item #43) WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE SUPERTENDENT AND NEITHER DEBATED NOR APPROVED BY THE BOARD (though parts of it were vigorously criticized and repudiated ) YET IT IS INCLUDED BY REFERENCE IN THIS RESOLUTION.
The Board Report itself contains no detail – but it refers to an attachment that is essentially a PowerPoint Presentation – and one slide in that PowerPoint defines Phase 2:
So, using back o’ th’ envelope budgeting, Phase 2 includes
- approximately 40,000 iPads in bullet #1
- approximately 30,000 iPads in bullet #2
- and an unknown number of iPads in bullet #3 ….but that number may be as many as an additional 38,000 iPads.
If these numbers are correct the “smaller/scaled-back” Phase 2 is actually three times the size of Phase 1 – plus the additional laptops, keyboards, support and training and evaluation.
Just the 108,000 iPads @ $770. each = $83,160,000