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Expenditures from reserve



Web management software upgrade

$139,600

The upgrade addresses a number of important web based functions associated with the management of WSD's public and portal web sites.

School board meeting software

$50,000

For the management of and access of official WSD Board of Trustees meeting minutes and documents.

Data storage upgrade

$220,000

The current data storage system was acquired over five years ago. Additional storage will be acquired and existing devices upgraded to ensure adequate storage of critical systems information associated with student administration system, accounting, human resource, payroll and school based data.

Phase II WI-FI initiative

$2.4 million

The initial phase of a plan to provide enhanced Wi-Fi in high schools was approved ($1.2M) from surplus as part of the 2014/2015 budget development process. Phase II, approved in the 2015/2016 budget, will provide enhanced wireless internet at all elementary and junior high schools during the next school year.

Dreambox licensing

$173,000

The Board approved continuation of supports to students in mathematics using Dreambox, an Interactive responsive web-based program implemented in addition to regularly scheduled mathematics classes.  

Live-streaming video technology

$150,000

Audio and video recording software to allow live-streaming of WSD Board of Trustees' meetings.

Network management software (firewall) replacement

$265,000

A new software management system is being purchased to manage all aspects of WSD’s existing and future network infrastructure. This system will provide improved security and can handle the continuing growth and speed of WSD networks.

Washroom renovations

$500,000

Several WSD schools will receive significant renovations to either upgrade existing student washroom facilities or develop new washroom facilities. The schools in greatest need at this time are École Victoria Albert, Luxton School, École LaVerendrye and Niji Mahkwa School.

Relocation renovations for Clinical Support Services

$600,000

Options and associated cost estimates are being developed for renovations required to accommodate the relocation of staff currently located at the Ellen Douglass Building.

New transportation routes and service costs

$569,000

Seven additional bus routes to provide service for new students with exceptional learning needs and students in the new Waterford Green Development, as well as additional student cost and measures to further enhance student transportation service reliability and safety.


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