Classrooms for the Future Program in Pennsylvania

posted Sep 2, 2011, 1:08 PM by Fred Anzivino   [ updated Sep 2, 2011, 1:32 PM ]
Moon Area High School Technology Infrastructure Drawing
September 2nd, 2011 - A few years ago, we had to recreate the floor plans for Moon Area High School because the district lost their originals.  This was necessary for the deployment of over 800 new laptops for their "Classrooms for the Future" project, which spanned over 2 years.  (Photos can be found here on our Facebook Page)
Each classroom was to have about 30 new laptops, laptop cart, laser printer, deskjet printer/scanner, projector and SmartBoard.  The almost-million-dollar state grant was awarded to only several school districts in PA.
Unfortunately, the politicians forgot to include a major component in their spending spree… man-power.  Not one dime was allocated to the implementation or the several years of support these 1,000 pieces of technology would require.  It was not glamorous enough, I suppose.
District administration (who actually had very little to do with the grant or the process) had a lovely morning of photo-ops with Pennsylvania representatives, senators, and Governor Rendell’s aid, they all gave each other congratulatory pats on the back for a job well done.
As those who work behind the scenes will already know…  the real truth is, through the stalwart efforts of Technology Director Daniel H. Vogel working through his Easter break, his humble project manager (me), and a scant crew of 2-3 technicians, the perfectly launched project would have never come to be.  For whatever it’s worth, I give them a sincere pat on the back from me.  Good work fellas.