[ Jefferson H.S., LAUSD ]

Digital H.S.

Sustainability and Evaluation


IV.E. Sustainability. Training and maintenance will be sustained with the help of a corps of 15 Mentor Proficiency teachers. Four teachers have completed a PC maintenance and repair course from National Seminars and are now ready to train other staff members and students.
A student computer repair class and a Cisco computer network maintenance and troubleshooting course are being established. Staff members are being trained to train other teachers and students in PC maintenance. The school plans to spend at least $40,000 of categorical funds annually on upgrades. A contractor will be hired with certified Computer Network Engineers (CNE) who can help troubleshoot and maintain the network. Outside service contracts will also be purchased. Remaining repair work will be completed through a continuing contract with the LAUSD repair center at ITD.
All computer equipment purchased will include an extended 3 year warranty and will be required to be compliant with the year 2000 issue (Y2K). Workstations purchased will be predominately Windows 95/98 PC clones in an effort to standardize hardware.
With support from the CREATE Consortium, Jefferson has sent three teachers, two administrators, and two parents have been trained. The three teachers finished a nine day "Trainer of Trainer" workshop which enables them to conduct basic and intermediate computer skills workshops for other teachers. These three teachers are required to conduct an additional 20 hours of staff training over the next year.
IV.E.1. District Support, The LAUSD Information Technology Division provides support in the following areas: Internet service (both dial-in and digital) Internet router configuration and maintenance Internet Protocol (IP) addresses Internet mail (for all students and employees) Internet telnet access World Wide Web access and hosting
Local Area Network to LAUSDnet WAN connectivity.
Proposition BB is building a district infrastructure for Wide Area Network connectivity for both administrative and instructional networks.
IV.E.2. Community Support, Our community partners will support the upgrading of hardware. Internship programs, such as a certified Cisco networking courses, will provide business partners with a return on investment which we expect to lead to long term relationships of support. Parent volunteers will help us supervise and keep the LMC open. We will continue to seek funding through corporate partners and other sources to purchase additional equipment and upgrades.
IV.F. Project Management and Implementation Timeline
IV.F.1. Structure. While the Principal holds final responsibility for implementation, day to day responsibilities will fall to a full time Technology Coordinator and the Technology Mentors who are already on staff.
Progress will be overseen by the Technology Committee, composed of teacher representatives of each department, parents, and administrators.
The Technology Coordinator has been active in planning, gathering data for this proposal, and meeting monthly with the Consortium Planning group. He will be responsible with other trained staff for coordinating staff training, developing and encouraging partnerships, and meeting with community members, oversee the collection of data, and prepare reports. A full-time Technology Clerk will be hired by January 1999 to provide clerical support. This position will assist with data gathering, equipment inventory and checkout process, requisition of hardware and materials, and maintain appropriate contacts with outside agencies.
IV.F.2. Data Collection Persons Responsible. The Coordinator and Technology Committee will collect data on the installation of the infrastructure, hardware, and security systems; software acquisition; training schedules; and, training evaluations, successful completions of the Computer Introduction Class and updated Staff Use Surveys. Department Chairs will collect and analyze Integration Curriculum Plans from staff members and will record grade summaries of A-F requirement completed. The Coordinator will collect records of collaboration meetings, Stanford 9 Achievement Scores, dropout impact, and new Student Use Surveys. The SIS Coordinator will collect attendance records and grades. With an Assistant Principal, the Coordinator will conduct Career Achievement Surveys and report on the completion of school to work courses. The independent consulting firm of William Benn and Associates will be contracted to conduct and prepare evaluation reports with will be coordinated with the Coordinator.

IV.F.3. Installation Timeline
Activity Schedule Responsible
Collect baseline achievement and usage data 5-98 Coordinator & Dept. Chairs
Begin staff training schedule 8-98 Coordinator
Purchase orders for hardware, software 1-99 Coord, Clerk, AP & Comm.
WAN and LAN fully wired, PBX installed 2-99 Coordinator & Committee
Servers for WAN and each LAN installed 4-99 Coordinator
Complete infrastructure installation 4-99 Coordinator
Install hardware and check local networks 5-99 Coordinator
Lab and Media Center upgrades completed 8-99 Coordinator
Student equipment in use 4-99 Coordinator & Dept. Chairs
Data Collection 4-99 - 4-01 Coordinator and Clerk
Staff Training continues 9-98 - 9-01 Coordinator
Trouble Shooter Team Training 9-99 - 9-01 Coordinator & LACOE
Mentor Training 9-99 - 9-01 Coord & Consultants
Leadership Training 9-99 - 9-01 Consultants

IV.G. Budget and Local Match Requirements
IV.G.1. Budget form A and B (See Appendix A and B)
IV.G.2. Summary of Local Match. During the first year of the Proposition BB Technology Upgrade, the following will be installed: a school-wide computer network (including cabling, switches, router) cable TV wiring to classrooms, alarm system improvements.
Jefferson High DHS Local Match Sources

Fund Source Prior 2 Yrs YR 1 YR 2 YR 3 Total
Chapter 1 50,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 175,000
Goals 2000 0 18,000 0 0 18,000
CREATE Consortium 0 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
Jefferson Cluster 10,860 1,300 1,300 1,300 14,760
Rodriguez Consent Decree 11,000 17,600 0 0 28,600
Prof Dev., SB 813 0 18,000 38,000 38,000 94,000
Perkins 50,000 28,000 70,000 70,000 218,000
Bilingual 40,000 23,000 30,000 30,000 123,000
Title IV, Library 6,000 3,500 3,500 3,500 16,500
BB Bond Funds 0 786,000 0 0 786,000
IMA Dept. Funds 4,000 5,000 16,000 16,000 41,000
ITD, LAUSD Repair and support 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 8,000
Pacific Bell Education First 480 0 0 0 480
Kodak Inc. 1,600 5,500 0 0 7,100
Paramount, Inc. 15,000 0 0 0 15,000
American Film Inst. 10,000 0 0 0 10,000
Sony, Inc. 5,000 5,000 0 0 10,000
Cal Arts Inst. 500 0 0 0 500
Existing Equipment 233,000 233,000
TOTALS =
439,440 938,900 211,800 211,800 1,801,940
IV.H. Local Evaluation
IV.H.1. Plans match to goals and objectives. The consulting firm William Benn and Associates will be engaged to analyze data and prepare reports. The following chart aligns data to be collected with the goals to be evaluated. Persons responsible appear above in section IV.F.2.


Goals Data
1. Academic Achievement: Stanford 9 scores; grades; electronic portfolios, attendance, retention, dropout data, core subject area grades.
2. Computer Skills: Successful Completion of Introduction Course; portfolios.
3. Program Options: Career track course completions, internships, graduate surveys.
4. Collaboration: Meeting records, ongoing contributions, internships, parent use reports, parents trained, advocacy activities.
5. Staff Training: Surveys, observations, department chair reports.
Mentor Training: Trainee evaluations, staff survey, Technology Committee minutes.
Instructional Reform: Curriculum integration results from staff and student surveys.
6. Security: After hours use records, crime reports, Police Explorer Program reports.

Goals and curriculum will be modified based on data analysis in the quarterly and annual reports.

IV.H.2. Data to Collect and how often. Quarterly, the Coordinator will collect data on the installation of the infrastructure, hardware, and security systems; software acquisition; training schedules; and training evaluations. Each trimester, the Coordinator will gather results regarding successful completions of the Computer Introduction Class and updated Staff Use Surveys. Annually, Department Chairs will collect Integration Curriculum Plans from staff members; and, the Coordinator will collect records of collaboration meetings, Stanford 9 Achievement Scores, attendance records, dropout impact, and new Student Use Surveys. With the Assistant Principal, the Coordinator will annually conduct Career Achievement Surveys and report on the completion of school to work courses.

IV.H.3. Plan to Evaluate Technology Integration. Annual surveys of students and staff will measure the degree of technology integration into the curriculum and classroom activities. Each department will refine their written plans for curriculum integration. The Technology Committee will discuss and evaluate the progress of training, acquisition of hardware and software, success of the infrastructure, teacher attitudes, changing needs, and integration activities in monthly meetings. Annual surveys of students and teachers will measure of the progress of technology integration. Department Chair, Principal and Assistant Principal observations will evaluate the quality of integration, changes in instructional strategies and emerging training needs. The integration of the physical technology will be evaluated quarterly by the Coordinator and the Committee.
Teachers will present new strategies, will participate in peer observations using a criteria checklist, and will assist each other in understanding and validating the integration of specific skills and teaching strategies.


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