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IT Standards

Hardware Standards for Desktop Computer

Windows Computers

Union Public Schools standard teacher computer system is a Dell Optiplex 760 Small Form Factor (SFF) with a 2 Duo Processor E7400 (2.8GHz, 3M Cache and 1066MHz FSB) with 3GB DDR2 of memory, a CDRW/DVD, 80 GB hard drive, a 256MB ATI Radeon video card with dual DVI/VGA and one TV out (S-Video) ports, a 19 in 1 Media Card Reader, A225 external speakers, a 17 inch Wide Screen Flat Panel Monitor and an Tripp Lite UPS. Each computer comes with a five (5) year warranty. Minimum networked teacher computer is a Dell Optiplex 260 with a Pentium IV 1.8 MHz.

The standard student computer system is a Dell Optiplex 760 Small Form Factor (SFF) with a 2 Duo Processor E7400 (2.8GHz, 3M Cache and 1066MHz FSB) with 3GB DDR2 of memory, a DVD, 80 GB hard drive, onboard video, internal speakers, a 17 inch Wide Screen Flat Panel Monitor. All computers are ordered with a five (5) year warranty. The minimum networked student computer is a Pentium III 933 MHz.

Macintosh Computers

Apple Computers is the only vender for Macintosh computers and so provides the default standard for the district. The Macintosh G5 is the current standard computer model. Minimum networked Macintosh computer is a G3 or an iMac..

 

Software Standards for Desktop Computers

Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows XP operating system is the standard. A few computers are using Microsoft® Vista Business or Vista Ultimate in special circumstances.

Union's servers use Microsoft® Windows 2003 and 2008 Server with Active Directory and Active Desktop on networked desktop computers.

All networked Power Macintosh computers use OS 9.1 or higher.

Applications

Microsoft® Office XP (2002) Professional for Windows and Microsoft® Office 2001 for Macintosh are the standard application programs for teacher and student computers. Union Public Schools has used Microsoft’s Select licensing programs to keep costs at a reasonable level.

All teacher computers come standard with Microsoft® Publisher 2002, Microsoft Picture It, Inspiration and/or Kidspiration software.

Student Management

Crosspointe, a web browser based program, is used for the management of student data.

Media Centers

Destiny from Follett Software is the standard library automation software.

IBM I5 Access

Union utilizes an IBM model I5 for finance and human resources. The standard terminal emulation is Reflections from WRQ, Inc.

E-mail System

Microsoft® Exchange 2007 Server is used with Microsoft® Outlook 2002 as the email client on the desktop.

Internet Browser

The district has standardized on Microsoft® Internet Explorer 11 and Google Chrome 

Transportation

The district's bus routing software is VersaTrans.

VersaTrans Solutions software will enable the district to efficiently route its bus riders, plan school district boundaries, perform “what if” analysis and financial impact studies surrounding bell times, etc. This software will also allow us to schedule and track fleet maintenance reports, generate a cost analysis, and enable us to track activity trips more efficiently.

Child Nutrition

WinSNAP is the district's cafeteria software. All lunch money collections are tracked in this system.

Special Services

SEAS is standardized Special Services software. SEAS, a web based software, is a system that manages both Federal and State data in Special Education.

Operations

TMA is the district's maintenance and work order tracking software. 

Technology

TrackIt is used as a work order system by the Technology Department

District Announcement

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Native American Heritage Month

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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