shortcut to main page content

 

Northeastern Regional Information Center logo

Chapter 793 Plan

Section 4: Action Steps

 

Student and Data Management

  • Continue to support all aspects of data reporting and management.
  • Continue development and refinement of multi-RIC assessment reports.
  • Continue working with BOCES School Support personnel to promote the use of RIC data reports in support of data driven instruction.
  • Refine and augment data integration efforts including automation.
  • Evaluate and monitor usage and emerging trends in student data systems.

 

Distance Learning

  • Continue to foster and support the regional DL model.
  • Adjust model as needed to meet the changing needs of the region. Change will come from within as this model is truly a “collective.”
  • Seek to establish additional remote learning models in order to meet the vast needs of all of the region’s districts.

 

Portal Services

  • Establish a steering committee to assist in moving beyond the SharePoint model in implementing concepts developed through NERIC Connect.
  • Build service models to support districts’ need for anytime/anyplace access. Specifically, implement services around the following:

i. Learning Management
ii. Content Management
iii. Microsoft 365
iv. Google

Hardware and Infrastructure

  • Continue recommendations for the region’s schools to include models, and devices to support the following initiatives

i. Computer Based Testing
ii. BYOD
iii. 1:1 computing

  • Develop and institute support models for these initiatives

 

Emerging Technologies

  • Leverage the strength of the RIC to create a technology “sandbox” in order to showcase emerging trends in educational technology.
  • Make these emerging technologies available for district exploration so that they make informed decisions.

 

Financial and Employee Management Systems

  • Continue and finish converting districts from Finance Manager to nVision.
  • Prepare, plan, and lead districts for the eventuality WinCap reaching end of life. Work with Harris, to firmly establish “what is next.”
  • Continue supporting APPR and Staff development platforms and evaluate effectiveness and user satisfaction.
  • Continue assisting districts with required staff level APPR data reporting.

 

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity/Server Hosting

  • Leverage the RIC’s new data center to continue to provide carrier class data recovery and business continuity support for crucial services.
  • Begin to identify DR/BC best practice policy guidance for districts.
  • Plan for the beginning of local server hosting as an extension of current hosted models.

 

Facilities, Transportation, and Security Services

  • Continue support on current facilities and transportation platforms.
  • Evaluate effectiveness and user satisfaction with facilities and transportation services with an eye on data integration.
  • Finalize selection of additional security and access control vendors so as to provide more choice to districts.
  • Pilot and implement RIC supported visitor management system(s)
  • Continue to promote RIC hosting of VoIP telephony for the region so as to continue to drive the overall cost of the service down.

 

BACK TO CHAPTER 793 PLAN MAIN PAGE