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[school-discuss] Evangelical opportunity for an experienced LTSP/OSS advocate in the US
Now for a more fundamental issue. Our elementary school principal, who has
agreed to our conversion to LTSP/OSS for the school, recently arranged for
us to present our recommendations to three other principals in our cluster
of elementary schools. These schools represent some of the most
well-funded (by PTAs) elementary schools in the city of Atlanta. All are
having the same problems with reliability and maintenance of Windows OS
computers and networking in the school and are looking for better solutions
to their technology woes. They seemed to be very interested in our
proposed solution, and all appeared to buy into the notion that it can be
set up initially in computer labs (generally funded by PTA, not by the
city) to prove it out. There was still some skepticism from some of them
however (I had to explain the culture of OSS and why the "business model"
could survive!), and one suggestion that we came up was to arrange a
meeting or tele/video conference with a principal and/or IT person of
another school, especially a public elementary school, that had already
done it and could speak with experience about the benefits of the new
approach, as well as answer questions about potential pitfalls or challenges.
Is there anyone out there who can either speak, or knows someone who might
be willing to speak to our group of principals?
President and CEO
Quadrock Communications, Inc