In the last two Capital Project cycles we established a line item for each school based on FTE to fund tech needs at each school to purchase items that are outside or standard purchasing system. Staff at each school can request money from these funds. In the past we have purchased pedometers, walkie-talkies, graphing calculators, PA systems to name a few.
We would like to continue this practice.
Allowing “local control” within each school of some funds is a good policy that allows specialized tech needs to be filled that don't fall under other defined line items.