Technology Services will no longer support the addition of new printers to the school district unless they have a specific educational purpose (ie adding a drafting class and needing a plotter, a new fine arts class needs a color printer etc)
This does not apply to replacement of current printers however but does apply to an expansion of the number of printers already in schools.
Replacement of current printers should consider the cost and volume of use for the printer to be replaced to determine if the printer should be decommissioned or be replaced with a different volume capacity.
3D printers are not included in this moratorium.
Technology Services will only purchase, install and maintained printers that are
Networked and Shared
Connected via windows print server
Multifunction where appropriate
Exceptions can be made for special purpose printers (colour, or secretary cheque printers, plotters etc)
If a school wishes to purchase a replacement printer that technology services will support, they work order technology services via helpdesk.prn.bc.ca
Provincial carbon reporting, and cost reporting from other school districts have identified need for strategy to reduce printers, printing and paper consumption. Shared printers and multifunction devices reduce physical device duplication costs as well as power consumption etc. This hardware strategy will be eventually coupled with a printer use & education strategy.
Economic and Environmental sustainability. Managing Technology Services staff workload.
All District operations
Roles & Responsibilities
Technology Services purchasing facilitator and technicians are required to follow the procedure
December 6, 2018 – Updated format
May 30, 2011 – Created
A couple of highlights from Board Policy 4001 – Acceptable Internet Use which governs all staff and students in their use of online resources along with the Acceptable Use Agreement which all students/parents are to receive at the beginning of the year if they wish to use any technology in the district.
Internet access is provided for educational and research purposes and to provide opportunities for collaborative work
Copyright violation is a bad thing, respect the work of others
Use of Internet/email for commercial, political, product/service advertising is prohibited
Your email is not private, district staff have access to your email – you should be cautious of what you send or write including private student information.
Security is a high priority, you should protect your accounts and passwords
Please refer to the network etiquette in the policy, be nice to each other online.
Users accept all risk
Please take the time and read 4001 so that you are aware of it.