The Technology Department has been hard at work this summer at Anamosa Community School District. Prior to summer dismissal, all staff were updated with new leased Mac laptops. Since the summer break started, they have prepared over 100 new Mac laptops for students, and 380 new iPads for students. They have also set up almost 400 Chromebooks!
A big thank you to the Anamosa School Foundation for their assistance in purchasing Chromebooks for the middle school. The Anamosa Middle School will now be running in a “1:1 School Deployment” (each student will have use of a device during the day, but they will not go home with them at night). The students will each have a case to house their Chromebooks as they move from class to class.
We also purchased two new labs of 26 iMacs each for Anamosa Middle School and Strawberry Hill Elementary. We added to the existing Mac Lab at Anamosa High School to bring the total number of iMacs to 28. These high school machines will be used for Journalism, Yearbook, and Video Production classes.
We recycled all staff and student computing devices over 4 years old and the proceeds of these sales will more than pay for the first year’s lease payment.
We would like to thank Infrastructure Technology Solutions of Monticello, IA for their support and assistance in various infrastructure and technology projects during the last ten years.
We also could not finance many of our technology projects and expenses without the utilization of ERate funding, provided by the Schools and Libraries division of the Universal Service Administrative Company. This helps with everything from broadband Internet service, fiber between the school buildings, firewall service, battery backups for servers, switches, and wireless access points.